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Master Illusionist Ivan Amodei Does The Unthinkable and Crosses All Fifty States in an Attempt to Fool Penn & Teller

Monday, Sep 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Does Ivan Amodei have super powers? The captivating illusionist has left audience members seriously contemplating that question by his appearance on the world famous duos third season finale of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which airs on the CW Network on Friday, September 16. (Check local listings in your area). 

The premise of the show is that Penn & Teller sit in the audience and watch as magicians try to fool them with a trick that the famous illusionists are unable to re-engineer. Amodei, with the accompaniment of his elegant cellist Irina Chirkova and her transcendental sounds, stumped the audience and its hosts with his "State of Mind" original illusion.  Using 1,800 audience members, Ivan was able to leave the hulking Penn and his quirky non-verbal partner Teller shaking their heads.

"Ivan is a top-flight illusionist, but he's also a consummate entertainer," said an audience member who participated in the illusion. 

Currently in his seventh year of residency with his Intimate Illusions stage show at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, he is also currently embarking on a critically acclaimed national tour that has been selling out at record speed. 

From humble beginnings in Cosmo, Sicily, to his formative years in Brooklyn, New York, and finally to his spellbinding career as one of the world's most revered illusionists, Ivan Amodei (pronounced e-von ah-moe-day) continues to amaze audiences everywhere with his one-of-a-kind approach to the art of illusion. By mixing thought provoking storyline and meaning into each custom demonstration of the human experience, he has proven time and time again that he carries a show that is not to be missed. 

The illusion that he performed for Fool Us demonstrates the ability that we have as people to focus on what is important in making your intuition materialize into action, meaning that by ignoring the preponderance of thoughts in our heads we are able to focus on the ones that give us the answers that we need. 

"Penn & Teller are the best in the business. Combined, they have over 80 years of experience in magic, and fooling them would be equal to showing Einstein an equation that he has never seen before and was impressed by. I was honored to be on the show," says Ivan.

The following are current 2016 tour dates where you can catch Ivan's stellar Intimate Illusions show.

Please visit for hotels and times.

The Beverly Wilshire - ON GOING RESIDENCY

October 15th - Westlake Village CA

October 21st and 22nd- Seattle WA

October 23rd - Portland OR

November 12th and 13th - E. Palo Alto CA

November 25th and 26th - Chicago IL

December 28th and 29th - Boston MA

For more information or press inquiries contact:

Liné Donnelly

Eclipse Studio Productions


(805) 592-9219

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