Penn & Teller: Fool Us has been a smash success for plenty reasons – unique angle, brilliant magicians, Alyson Hannigan’s charm. Another one of them is how clean the acts are. There are no camera tricks, no trap doors in the stage, nothing gimmicked in how the producers show magic to the audience in the theater or at home.
That all changes for one special night where everyone is a fool. Penn & Teller: April Fool Us Day will highlight some of the top performances from the first several seasons of the CW show. There will also be never-before seen tricks, behind-the-scenes footage, and special guests. Although it’s themed for the holiday on the first of the month, the current air date is April 2.
It’ll be nice to have a little Fool Us treat to tide fans over before the fifth season premieres. Penn Jillette has tweeted a few hints of what’s to come, including getting a cast of his head made and a surprise appearance from Marie Osmond. But the best endorsement of what’s ahead for the show is when he says: “Man, there are some good goddamn magicians in the world.” Is it summer yet?
We are recording "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" 2018 for this summer. I really like this show. So much pressure and panic and then joy either way. Man, there are some good goddamn magicians in the world.
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) March 8, 2018