Penn & Teller: Fool Us // Adam Wilber Totally Baffles Them!

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let's meet the next act we might stick it to Penn & Teller most people think you're either born creative or you're not that is so far from the truth creativity is like anything it's a muscle and the more you use it the better you become with it I got into creating magic about eight nine years ago my claim to fame is an item called pyro which is a wrist born fire shooter they think pyro was a big hit because who wouldn't want to shoot fireballs from their hands I don't create things to fool normal people that can be pretty easy my job is to not only fool mainland but get magicians to buy products that I create well tonight it's me bringing in Penn & Teller or something I'm positive they've never seen before and it's just about me standing there trying to fool them [Applause] a randomly selected member of our audience please welcome the inventive magic of Adam Wilber Thank You Alison thanks so much what's your names Tony I'm Adam pleasure to meet you nice to meet you can I borrow a dollar bill from you I do have a dollar beautiful you from Chicago I am all right that's where I would keep it - perfect perfect Tony I'm gonna have you do me a favor I'm gonna have you sign this and I'll put a little box so you know exactly where to write for me so if you put your name right there that would be excellent now a lot of people ask me why I do magic for a living it's a kind of an honest and interesting question and the answer is pretty simple for the money see how easy that is when you're a magician now Tony we're gonna get back to your bill in a moment but first since we're on this beautiful stage I figured I'd show you something cool would you like to see a magic trick perfect coincidentally you have exactly the right amount welcome to Vegas my friend now before we get to that I want to tell you a little bit of a story about how I got interested in magic when I was a kid see I used to live down the street from a magic shop and the guy behind the counter was an interesting dude but he used to do the most incredible things with money I'll show you the very first thing he showed me when I walked into his shop he had this little wooden paddle it didn't look like much to me it had pieces of paper on each side with money signs on them that's three here three here again doesn't look like much until he did the magic shake watch careful Tony it looks like this and now those paper have turned into pennies that's three here and three here I was stunned to silence myself I get it now this was at the time the most incredible thing I had ever seen in my entire life keep in mind I was six years old right but so incredible that I bought the effect I went to my house and I spent the better part of a week changing paper into pennies and laughing to myself like a crazy person the entire time now at the end of a week when I had enough money I went back to his shop and I said to him what do you have that's a little more substantial than maybe pennies and he brought out little colored sheets of paper and four of them to be exact at this point I wasn't too impressed but he said wait till you see what they can do so Tony watch careful we're gonna take four of these pennies I'm gonna place them right in the middle of this trash paper we'll call it that for now very fairly all I'm gonna do is fold them into a little bundle of trash paper essentially now at this point as a little kid I wasn't too impressed much like our audience here today nothing happened just yet until he did the magic shake he opened this up and to my surprise he had five times the money he started with watch careful because those pennies have turned to nickels so of course I said ring me up I went back to my house and I spent the better part of two weeks changing paper into pennies and pennies into nickels laughing to myself like a lunatic the entire time now this time when I went back to his shop I didn't even have to ask him what was next cuz he had this little brass cap already sitting there waiting for me didn't look too impressive but for this can I have your hand to demonstrate put your hand right in here and a little higher I'm gonna take the four nickels and I'm gonna place them on the back of your hand now it's important you keep your hands steady is if you don't those nickels fall off into my hand now I'll do this as slow and fair as I can Tony can you see the nickels on the back of your hand yes I can can you feel the nickels on the back of your hand yeah and can you see this empty weird looking brass cap I see that weird cat watch this we put the cap over the nickels and we wait now of course we need that magic shake this time I do it Oh beautiful and a shake for you perfect now Tony be honest does your hand feel a little bit lighter than it did not so much see it should because dimes are lighter than nickels or dimes from for nickels thank you very much you so I went back to the magic shop and I asked the guy do you have anything with foldable money something I could actually make a living with and what he showed me next changed my life this thing right here at this moment not too impressive but let me show you what it does Tony is this your bill that is the one that you gave to me yesterday I appreciate that thank you very much now we're gonna put this right here now watch careful all we do is slowly roll this and you'll see that one dollar bill change from a one to a hundred thank you 20 can you verify that your name is written on the back of that hundred that's my name that is my name now penny teller I have a feeling you might think I'm using some sort of word play or trickery but I can assure you I'm not see this is Tony's bill because this is Tony's signature so Tony thank you very much Tony I'm gonna have you take us home compliments with me don't worry I can make many many more let's all give Tony one big round of applause [Music] [Applause] I love that creativity process of trying to make a problem that's both entertaining and fun to watch but also fooling at the same time do you have more tricks in the pipeline that you're sort of I do have a few that are far-fetched ideas but I think that's where the best magic comes from thinking way outside of a box of impossibility and then whittling it down to something that's a happy middle ground you know you like wake up in the middle of the night would like an idea I gotta try it yeah anyone here always keep a notebook by your your bedside and it's one of the the biggest keys I can give you okay looks like the guys are ready guys I want to say before anything that magicians are never classy they always do these things or they change the dollar bill into a hundred and they change it back and do some sort of laying joke about keeping the money or keep not've itself given the guy the hundred dollar bill as a souvenir is classy and the way to go we've never seen a magician do that now we all know these words they're just gonna rattle off really quickly we all know paddle moves cap and pens and Mbutu money mystery we all know those and those are done beautifully in a really nice routine but the question is how did you get the signature on the gun and there are two solutions that we could think of and I want to ask you one question before that and that is can we look into that Halliburton case you have there please okay we're not gonna we just we just want to know if we could share we have a huge amount of information once you said that and if you were bluffing on that you're a genius just a genius so I think that that little question-and-answer gave us a little window into and into how you might have done this trick a little bit of a way to frame the whole thing and and get a very clear idea of how you ended up giving that guy a one dollar bill turned into a hundred with his signature right on there is a wonderful wonderful actors thank you very much but no window whatsoever I know where you're going absolutely not no in the world shape or form now and we can look in the case yes [Applause] hey wait Oh exciting people oh there's no window in there yeah I don't know what that means [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] the situation both y'know see that coming in and clearly neither did Penn and Teller let's see if we have another fuller on our hands after the break [Applause]
Channel: Adam Wilber
Views: 11,584,079
Rating: 4.7497187 out of 5
Keywords: corporate entertainment, magician, mentalist, corporate party entertainment, magician for hire, mentalist for hire, entertainer, keyspeaker, keynote
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Length: 9min 58sec (598 seconds)
Published: Thu Nov 30 2017
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I love how, as a guy whose "real job" is to convince magicians to buy new stuff (simultaneously the easiest and hardest job in the world) Adam did stuff that is traditional sideshow pitch and a trick that is the probably the 3rd trick everyone buys when they're 10 (I STILL have my original version of this trick and I LOVE the "don't move your hand, because you'll knock over the stack...see?" prover. I'm probably stealing that.)

I also love that one of my favorite tricks when I was a kid was the old Adams (the company, not Wilbur) money printer thing. So, the nod to that was pretty cool. Also, Adam's (the Wilbur, not the company) trick is a true illustration of the Dai Vernon idea that, "Confusion isn't magic." There are no bullshit moves, here. There's nothing where you're trying to remember what happened. "Here's a dollar bill. I'm changing it to a hundred. It's changed. I'M DONE!" You don't get more pure than that.

Finally, as a guy who belongs to a ring where 85 year old guys will do great actual counts disguised as bad looking El****ys, just to throw each other off, the sell and display on the back of the bill absolutely KILLED me.

Pay attention, here guys. This is how you build a routine.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 13 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/jecahn πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

This answer is SO obvious that I'm almost ashamed of Penn & Teller for pretending not to know so that they can have a winner every episode. (spoiler).[It was magic].(/spoiler)

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 15 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/TheClouse πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

I liked the routine, I didn't like him being in that suitcase all the time

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 10 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/Mremagic πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

Exquisite structure and incredibly engaging. Love this routine.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 3 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/badmanj πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

He said it was his creation. He used clone. Wtf

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 3 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/Aleksii-_- πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

Whoa. Clone is sick. I’m 90% sure I’m hip to what it is. I wish I could find out without spending $147 for the gimmick though!

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 3 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/[deleted] πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

It's a nice routine, still not sure if I'll be buying clone looked like a lot of facing around in the case to have enough time to do whatever needed doing

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 2 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/BearBackJack πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 03 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

Well that was one beautifully routined piece of magic. Very nicely done.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 2 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/djeclipz πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies

I’m so stoked he got the FU! My TV is broken and the damn Xfinity app doesn’t have CW as a live channel, AND the CW app doesn’t give an option to watch live tv! Thanks for the post so I got to watch this tonight. Adam does a monthly show at my local magic store and lives close by. Stoked to see him β€œfool them”!

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 3 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/[deleted] πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Dec 01 2017 πŸ—«︎ replies
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