Penn & Teller Present: The Foolers

UBCFA Presents

Oct. 14, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Center for the Arts
Mainstage Theatre

Tickets: $42.25, $52.25, $62.25

UB Students, Faculty, Staff
Receive $5 off ticket price when you show your UBID at the UBCFA Ticket Office

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The Foolers brings an evening of jaw-dropping illusions curated by Penn & Teller. Celebrating television’s #1 rated magic show, this interactive and irreverent evening presents the Fool Us alumni who share the distinction of being among the few who have impressed the pair with mystifying mind magic and hilarious comedic routines. 

In addition to bringing Vegas-caliber modern magic to cities across the US, master magicians Alex Ramon, Jessica Jane, Matt Donnelly and Vinny Grosso, collectively known as “The Foolers” pay homage to the classic magic of Penn& Teller.  Don’t miss this chance to see TV’s trickiest magicians for an evening of unforgettable fun!

Please note: Penn & Teller will not be present at this event.

Capture the magic of the moment and elevate your experience to include the VIP post-show experience. ‘The Foolers’ will be on-hand for post-show photos for a limited number of VIPs-- book your experience before tickets disappear!

Penn & Teller Present: The Foolers website, Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, Twitter

About the Performers

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Recently named “Las Vegas’s Best Up and Coming Comedy Magician” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Matt Donnelly, has been dazzling audiences across the North America with his unique and hilarious brand of magic and one of a kind story. His act, The Mind Noodler, has played prestigious magic venues like LA’s Magic Castle, The Chicago Magic Lounge, and Nashville’s House of Cards while also headlining at the Second Bell Comedy Festival in Tennessee. Offstage, Matt is the cohost’s of Penn Jillette’s award winning podcast, Penn’s Sunday School as well as magic podcast, Abracababble and just wrapped his 9th season as head writer of Fool Us for the CW.

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As seen on hit shows like America’s Got Talent, Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us (where he fooled Penn & Teller twice), the magic of Vinny Grosso’s  has amazed millions of people around the world; yet his live show is where his talents shine most brightly. His Las Vegas show, Totally Mental, combines comedy, magic and mentalism and has been called smart and sophisticated. As entertainer of audiences at the world-renowned Catskills in New York, former President of The Society of American Magicians, and graduate from Villanova University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering where he learned to create his own original illusions, Vinny has spent his life in the pursuit of amazement, wonder, and the making of memories.

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Jessica Jane is a dazzling magician, a powerhouse performer, a daredevil, and an experienced sleight-of-hand artist with more than 10,000 shows under her belt! She has appeared on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, on Netflix’s Prince of Peoria, and Penn & Teller: Try This at Home on the CW Network. Jessica has performed on cruises sailing to over 38 countries and has also entertained on tours for the men and women serving in the armed forces overseas. Her show includes dynamic magic, laugh out loud comedy, audience participation, variety and more. It’s a non-stop, fun-filled magical adventure that will leave everyone asking ”How did she do that?”.

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Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his magic, which has been described as, mystifying by The New York Times and mind-bending by the Los Angeles Times. His show

‘Illusion Fusion,’ was named the #1 attraction in Lake Tahoe and dazzled audiences across America when it toured.  Also known for his role as the Magical Zingmaster with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Alex was the first magician in history to be the star of the show. He has been named San Francisco Bay Area’s Best Stage Magician as well As National Stage Magic Champion by the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.