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Magician Rick Lax to perform on The CW’s “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” on Monday, Sept. 14

Magician Rick Lax to perform on The CW's "Penn and Teller: Fool Us" on Monday, Sept. 14
Magician and Creator/Producer of Syfy’s Wizard Wars, Rick Lax, will perform on The CW’s Penn and Teller: Fool Us on Monday, September 14, 2015 (Photo credit: Jacob Kepler/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC). 

“I created Wizard Wars, a show that Penn & Teller starred in,” said Lax, “and then I crossed over to their other show, “Fool Us,” and competed as a contestant. So, yeah, quite a difference going from creator/producer to common contestant.”

Magician Rick Lax gets ready to fool Penn & Teller
Magician Rick Lax gets ready to fool Penn & Teller

Photo credit: Jacob Kepler/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC.

“I’ve never performed magic on TV before,” explained Lax. “I’ve always been behind-the-scenes, and this honestly was my first time stepping out into the spotlight. And DAMN it was hard…seriously, Teller just STARES down my hands as I’m doing every little move, and the live audience, and the cameras.”

Magician Rick Lax performs a card trick for Penn & Teller
Magician Rick Lax performs a card trick for Penn & Teller

Photo credit: Jacob Kepler/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC.

Lax continued, “Before I moved to Vegas, I gave up on professional magic to pursue law. And I wrote a book about law school, and Penn gave me this blurb for the cover: ‘I’m really glad he’s getting the law degree so he has a job other than magic—we don’t need this kind of competition.’ So now, we’re in this crazy situation where I got to go ‘against’ Penn & Teller and see whether his ‘prophecy’ proved true.”

Magician Rick Lax talks with host Jonathan Ross
Magician Rick Lax talks with host Jonathan Ross

Photo credit: Jacob Kepler/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC.

On Penn and Teller: Fool Us, magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets.

Episode #211 of Penn and Teller: Fool Us is called Where There’s Smoke There’s Magic. The magicians featured in the episode include Joel Meyers & Spidey, Rick Lax, Marcus Eddie and Bruce Gold. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross (“Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) serves as host. Original air date is Sept. 14, 2015.

Watch The CW Network Monday, Sept. 14 8 Pacific, 7 Central!

Watch Magician Rick Lax as he performs on "Penn & Teller Fool Us" on Sept 14, 2015
Watch Magician Rick Lax as he performs on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on Sept 14, 2015

Rick Lax lives a block off the strip. He creates illusions for Penguin Magic (the biggest magic shop in the world) and for many entertainers. He also the author of the book Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas.