Sunday, October 21, 2007

Penn & Teller Comment on Derren Brown

Teller (of Penn & Teller fame) reportedly made the following comment about Derren Brown back in 2001:

There's a fascinating avant-garde movement afoot, too, with very smart people like Derren Brown in England, who are trying to smash the conventions of mentalism, expanding what drama it can lead to while mining the sophistication of mentalism's methods.

Obviously, Derren Brown had an international reputation among magicians at least six years ago. Why did it take so long for him to appear on U.S. television?

DB apparently reciprocates Teller's admiration, by the way. On page 30 of Tricks of the Mind, Derren Brown refers to "the always brilliant Teller."

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