Magician FOOLS Penn & Teller w SWORD + PHONE BOOKS!!

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I'm West Barker and I'm a stunt magician stunt magician is just a really cool term I made up just so I didn't sound like every other comedy magician I used to work on a road crew filling potholes they eventually offered me a promotion and I just had this flash of 30 years in the future me still being there and I quit on the spot and I said I'm gonna be a magician my stuff isn't like firefighter Doug that's not that kind of thing it's more like weird things like gymnastics and stunts and party tricks basically please welcome Wes baka hi I'm Wes you only use a big strong guy for this trick but we can just use Jonathan I guess okay okay you're here you're on the siding so okay oh yeah look at this oh yeah you uh you work out all right looking that much about yourself thank you plus bums down at digging I knew if I come to Vegas something would happen with this that is a phone book it's a bone book they're super irrelevant you guys are clapping for phone book phone thank you phone books are super irrelevant but I made a magic trick out of it cuz why not have a look at this one make it make sure it's like all normal phone book it's a normal phone book check to make sure all the pages are different that's me very important the old gift phone is cause I can see something go go go yep yep yep all right give me the phone book and you're gonna grab the pen and paper what's gonna happen is I'm gonna roll through the phone book like this slip through you're gonna say stop wherever you want okay and then you're gonna write down the page number okay so whenever you want I'm not gonna looks whenever you want to stay stop stop right there you happy you want to go more I'm good a pen right write it down I'll try and hold it for you okay got it you got it okay good look way down put it down there yep okay now I need to rip this in half okay but but don't do it this way don't be like the spine okay that's not the way and a lot of funny guys like to do it like will they open it up in the middle and they go like and they go like that don't do that way there that's not good I want you to rip it top to bottom twine with your top savonia really I feel bad doing this in funnier I mean it's kind of easy come on you know well here's the thing you're a vegan aren't you can I've weakened it for you oh yeah oh yeah I just want to make sure that you know that this is fair right I can't do that there's been super fair so far and you can't do it I can't do it so it's a real phone book I'm gonna give it a go here please this is the part we need I'm scared of your wife I'm gonna get you dues I'm gonna eat like Phantom out in your hand so and then in a minute you're gonna throw them in the air okay don't throw them like this do they kind of stay in a clump throw them like more on an angle and then they'll you know release pipe yeah buddy yeah you're gonna stand right about there yeah little freer right there yeah let's bring him up are you gonna face me a bit more you're gonna throw them around this sir I need my thing hang on e my thing huh I'm gonna do uh sir held us yeah so like I'm gonna and then I'm gonna okay you're gonna throw them and I'm gonna stab your page okay right so yeah I'm this guy like I knew that guy like that dream short I'm really good at flour you'll get so uh yeah basically I'm that you're gonna go like that I'm gonna like the Hat they're gonna go like like that okay good you thought right are you good you've done this before oh yeah oh yeah okay Oh what it's not a sharp sword okay all right it wasn't a real sword could I do this huh thinking right that supposed to mean problem I don't probably I could have no it's not I'll be honest I'm more scared to get one of your fingers in me okay here we go okay so timeout apply around me yeah yeah ain't gonna need more angle bit more to me okay oh yeah right there good okay ready go yep throw the pages on the count of three sure kidding me chocolate hit everything's on the game through you holy buddy move you're taking about holding the sword I'm just doing what you say as soon as you say everything's on the concrete the one two three lift one two three go sex one two three right I've been married 28 years when wyoweb States do something I do it straight away all right I have much more her phone book is the last phone book in the whole building I'm sure you want to rip it for me you know what why don't you I wanna thank you appreciate that hell dude I call this one Jonathan now I should have told you to count three that's my fault but that was a horrible toss is I'm standing over here while it's the first time I've ever seen the photo book lifting off a Cuban man this is our last try take those you did you did good with the you know it was wrong director trying throw more straight up okay okay we'll spread them out cuz it was a good spray this piece I spread them out a bit I'm doing my best yeah I know you do be great you can't mess this up it's fine I'll try in fact I'll even let you count you count to three you throw it okay so you want and then just like around me you know straight up look at one two three and all time I want you to go I want to sleep then do it whatever you want I'm gonna watch you I'm just gonna watch inside one two three go wouldn't that be crazy I have five twenty and five 21 what do you got show the audience 520 that was awesome today one night okay with a Penn & Teller talk about what they just saw I know they do anybody much when they know who did it that was incredible now here's the thing I know you had some early days you only days that were working hard days for you as a magician oh yeah oh yeah man this is a far cry from the $50 gigs they stood old-age homes well not that fondness for somebody cousin a young girl either would you think wouldn't do this act in an older fellow people yeah well oh so you would get an old man in an old people someone asked him to rip her phone book and I would ridicule him when he couldn't do it I've been the guys who ready now so I'm gonna go to pen and hear his verdict on what you just perform for us well I'll tell you that was amazing it has been a very very long time since we've seen a phone book I know kinetically that you are hung a little lantern on that said it was irrelevant but still it's a hard time for strong men now during a phone book in half because carrying a iPhone in half is much more difficult a lot more energy and in your phone book you know I don't know what city that was at a Vegas phone book no I think it's from the variety Bank Hoover Vancouver oh so you wouldn't have Luke Skywalker's number not full book would you think but that would have helped you do the trick a lot what would it be so when you say Luke Skywalker are you are you suggesting that he's famous for something in particular yes I am okay did that thing in particular feature in this at the end there oh I'm sorry I'm to me rather ah no no no did not ladies gentlemen we'll explain some of these in a minute once they explain it to me okay I was missing what you're saying but I told him on your page now and no no this could be I think while the remarkably one of those moments where Penn & Teller well would quite know how it's done well they're saying is awesome you totally do the trick that way is just not how I did it but if you're saying it's absolutely not a force right then there had to be a holding a break and a peek afterwards yes and maybe you would have to have write some sort of index there after you did it after you held the break and did a peek um no index don't it's not the second phonebook is boom boom enjoy that moment too much but man okay we have taken this is just ridiculous we've taken two runs at this almost seems like we're about to cross into unfair and almost seems like we're cheating magicians are supposed to cheat you have cheated better than us you sir there you go I I don't know I got nowhere this is amazing Wow thankful the Roku how long ago seemed to start emerging of eight years eight years ago from the road cool a German working out there imitating Springs to fooling Penn and Teller here on the big stage in Las Vegas where's Barca Wow that was pretty good one
Channel: WES Barker
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Keywords: Penn & Teller (TV Personality), Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Program), Wes Barker, Stunt magician, magic, magician, phone book trick, sword trick, Fool us, Fooler, comedy magic, comedy, teller, stunt magician fools penn, hilarious sword, utv, penn, stv, itv hd, penn & teller, game show, penn jillette, itv, teller: fool us, penn & teller: fool us, magician fools penn, phone book routine, season 2 episode 5, tv personality, entertainment, jonathan ross, wes barker fools, Trick, fools
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Length: 9min 56sec (596 seconds)
Published: Thu Aug 06 2015
Reddit Comments

Cutting away right before Wes grabs the sword for a second time, is a PRIME example of how this shows editing has hindered it slightly. It's not necessary a camera trick, but it does hide something a smart eye could catch.

👍︎︎ 17 👤︎︎ u/Mattszat913 📅︎︎ Aug 06 2015 🗫︎ replies


👍︎︎ 8 👤︎︎ u/[deleted] 📅︎︎ Aug 06 2015 🗫︎ replies

I know were not supposed to talk about the way he did it but can we talk about the way he didn't do it? What did they mean by mentioning "Luke Skywalker"? Were they inciting that he was using a fake phone book?

👍︎︎ 3 👤︎︎ u/thisdesignup 📅︎︎ Aug 09 2015 🗫︎ replies

I am not a magician.

But it felt like Penn was basically giving up in the sense of "We're not going to be assholes and insist that you didn't fool us, and we're wasting time on TV, so we'll give in." this is just a purely intuitive response, I have no evidence.

Are we confident that they really fooled P&T?

👍︎︎ 3 👤︎︎ u/TKardinal 📅︎︎ Aug 13 2015 🗫︎ replies

I just watched this episode and read the comments above. I believe Wes marked the page Jonathan selected by creasing it. Then when Wes was demonstrating to Jonathan how not to tear the book by opening it and "going to the middle" he opened it to the creased page and looked at the page number that he had creased earlier. At the end of the trick he never shows the stabbed page and just states the two page numbers. One additional thing I noticed is that Wes somehow put a page on the sword before he stabs, but due to editing cuts it is hard to see when. I used my dvr to freeze and step through frame by frame the stabbing part and it is very clear that the stabbed piece of paper is already on the sword and hidden behind Wes as he stands with his back to the camera. This I believe is to guarantee a page is actually stabbed, but he already knows what page number he will give and does not allow inspection/verification. And I agree with a coiple of comments that Wes would have given in or was about to give in, but Jonathan did that goofy boom boom bang thing. So it wasn't a force, but it was a break and peek. No index because one is not needed.

👍︎︎ 3 👤︎︎ u/kdisabelle1 📅︎︎ Jan 21 2016 🗫︎ replies

Can someone PM me even so much as a hint how he did it? He didn't force him to pick a certain page but he was aware of what page he picked. Still doesn't explain how he did the darn trick lol

👍︎︎ 2 👤︎︎ u/hittes 📅︎︎ Aug 11 2015 🗫︎ replies

520 isn't on the same page as 521. Odds are lower. Page 1 and 2, 3 and 4... Etc. the non-confirmation was key.

👍︎︎ 3 👤︎︎ u/thebumm 📅︎︎ Aug 06 2015 🗫︎ replies

While discussion about magic is encouraged, any exposure of methodologies and effects is strictly prohibited.

Nearly every comment here should be deleted.

👍︎︎ 3 👤︎︎ u/[deleted] 📅︎︎ Aug 07 2015 🗫︎ replies


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