Penn and Teller Bring Airport Security to Stage

Penn and Teller's Newest Routine Supports Fourth AmendmentThe USA Today features a new Penn and Teller routine involving the ubiquitous airport metal detector to their stage at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Vegas.

Penn tells the reporter,  “What really bothers us about the TSA is not the men and women employed there. We’re just against the idea of people allowing themselves to give up freedoms when confronted with fear.”

The Bad Boys of Magic added a metal detector identical to the type we have all been through at airports.

“The bit is essentially comparing magicians, who earn their living by doing things that are sneaky and disingenuous, with bad people who do things that are sneaky and disingenuous,” said one of our favorite authors Penn.

(Make sure you read his How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker before seeing the show.  It doesn’t have anything to do with the show but it will get you in the mood).

The USA Today article explains the routine as seen by an audience member.  We don’t want to ruin it for you.  However, if you would like to ruin it for yourself, check out the full article here.

You can see Penn and Teller use magic to make their point about recent attacks on the Fourth Amendment at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

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