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Penn and Teller

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by jamie73, Sep 7, 2015.

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  1. jamie73

    jamie73 Tourist

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    I have been to Vegas many )times but have never seen Penn and Teller. I think it is part because of location (at Rio). I have heard differing views about the show. I've seen David Copperfield and Criss Angel. Liked Copperfield and Angel's show was decent but not great. Not sure If we should spend the night at that show or do something else instead. Just wondering what people overall think of the show. I personally am getting second thoughts from reading reviews.
     
  2. westcanguy

    westcanguy Low-Roller

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    I had been to the show about a year ago and thought it was very good. I quite enjoyed it and both Penn and Teller will pose for pictures after the show. I am now Diamond and this show is part of the list of free shows available monthly for Diamond members. I'm thinking we will take the show in again as I'm sure they have updated their performance.
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I have sene it twice, several years apart, and enjoyed it immensely both times. Its very different form the other magicians you have seen
     
  4. paperposter

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    go its great
     
  5. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Yeah, I thought they were great. Funny and cool tricks. I'd like to see them again. I assume that the act has changed enough in the five-ish years since I've seen them?
     
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    Get a seat closer to stage if possible; harder to see/appreciate some of the good stuff if too far back.
    Very talented, intellectually funny, and both very graciously meet for pictures outside of the theatre after each show.

    Have seen it twice, 1st time our seat was too far back and I dozed off, my fault not the shows fault, lol! Both sons-in-law still tease me about trying to burn the candle at both ends....
     
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    yes its change, i belive they add a new trick or 2 once a year,
     
  8. wlt

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    Seem them twice, couple of years apart. Some new tricks some old, but both shows were great. Well worth going.
     
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    Fun show. If the location is an issue you can take the free shuttle to Rio and back from Harrahs or Ballys. Runs about every 20 minutes until 1 am. From the Rio you can walk across the street to the Gold Coast (cheap gambling) or the Palms.
     
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    I think Penn & Teller is much better than Copperfield and light years better than Criss Angel.
     
  11. Zaal

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    I've always wanted to see these guys live but it seems our next trip is the first week of the Xmas holidays and they don't start their show up again until after we leave. Maybe next time. :-(
     
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    They're in my area on Friday, I have some friends going who have never been to Vegas so this is a good opportunity for them to see P&T.
     
  13. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    This is probably my favorite show we've seen in Vegas. We've been twice, great both times, with some changes.

    My only [minor] complaint is they get a little political on a couple of the sets, and I'm someone who just prefers not to have politics brought up during my entertainment.

    But if you can see Angel and think he was decent, this one will blow you away.
     
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    My bride and I really enjoyed P&T. We shuttled over from Bally's.
    Edgy, thought-provoking, and Penn isn't afraid to put in his two-cents in regards to politics as FuzzyDiceCraps mentioned above, but still a great show!
    -Richard
     
  15. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Loved the show.
     
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    Great show and would see it again.
     
    Must...Go...To...Vegas!
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    We thought it was a great show, however they seemed to push their political views more than i cared to hear about when paying for their entertainment
     
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    Yeah, that's a fair warning to anyone thinking of seeing the show. I agree with some of their political views, disagree with others. But I still found the political commentary to be a very minor part of the show and well integrated into the tricks and illusions. Never felt like a lecture
     
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    I seen them on my first trip to Vegas in 2008, in fact it was the first ever show I saw in Vegas. I really enjoyed the show and so did my wife who at that point had never heard of them.
     
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    Saw them on Tuesday night. Had 4th row seats and enjoyed it immensely.
     
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