|Topic: Penn and Teller : Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame|
Press release :
[b]Penn & Teller Star is Steps Away from the Star of Houdini[/b]
WHO: Penn & Teller
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: David Copperfield, Trey Parker and Matt Stone
WHAT: 2,494th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the Category of Live Performance
WHERE: 7003 Hollywood Boulevard
down the street from the historic The Magic Castle
WHEN: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Star ceremony will be live streamed on http://www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is prepping for a magical day on the Walk of Fame when magicians Penn & Teller will be honored with the 2,494th star on the famed Walk of Fame. “We selected the perfect spot for the star,” stated Ana Martinez, Walk of Fame Producer. “It will be unveiled at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard just steps away from the star of legendary Houdini and right down the street from the historic The Magic Castle!”
The Magic Castle, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, will be honoring Penn & Teller the following day on Saturday, April 6th with the coveted "Magicians of the Year" Award.
Gubler and guest speakers David Copperfield, Trey Parker and Matt Stone will help the duo Penn & Teller unveil the 2,494th Star in the Category of Live Performance at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard down the street from the historic The Magic Castle.
“Fans can watch the thrill LIVE on http://www.walkoffame.com!” said Martinez.
For more than 35 years, Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste-- by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own distinct niche in comedy.
The duo have been performing together since the late 1970s. With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Leno, Friends to The Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, This comedy team show no signs of slowing down.
With an amazing six wins, as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” Penn & Teller’s 10-year run at The Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest-running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on the Strip.
Their acclaimed Showtime series, “Penn & Teller: BS!” was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics, and bottled water. Their newest television venture, “Penn & Teller Tell A Lie” for the Discovery Channel premiered in October 2012. Penn is currently showing his business-savvy on the new season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
In the UK, Penn & Teller have recently completed the first series of their highly-lauded return to British television, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” The show is about up-and-comers and magic veterans who try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo’s hit Las Vegas show.
Along the way, Penn & Teller have written three New York Times best-sellers; hosted their own Emmy-nominated variety show for FX; starred in their own Emmy-winning specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central; and produced the critically-lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats.
As individuals, they are just as prolific! Teller directed a version of Macbeth which toured the east coast to raves from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He has also written two books. Penn has written three books, including the 2011 New York Times best-seller, “God No!”hosted the NBC game show Identity, and donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
With such inclusions as in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, as answers on Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Penn & Teller have sealed their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in the history of comedy. Their well-deserved acclaim was once again reinforced when singer Katy Perry asked them to co-star in the video for her No. 1 song, “Waking Up in Vegas.”
Some pics from the event:
Oh, so close. I was right there at about 3pm that day. Heard then that PandT had been there earlier in the day. Wish I'd have known about it beforehand.
Did see a street magician perform. Though he was no Penn and Teller.
|Video of the entire ceremony is up at at the Walk of Fame site. Copperfield spoke, Johnny Thompson and Milt Larsen were in attendance, Randi's name came up often.|