For all of you who saw the latest show, didn't it appear as if the acts were mostly to attract publicity? Gazzo's Cups and Balls are definitely one of the best out there, but even so it's still based on classic moves that Penn and Teller know and use. The quick change act seemed very, very standard also. Great perfomances, but the Swedish/Polish (I can't remember which) were the only act that came close. I was sure he switched out the card as he returned the tongs to his jacket, but I guess he just tried to make Penn and Teller think that. Kind of misdirection towards another magician rather than the audience. I'm fooled.
My first post was all about this lol.
One thing I'm not liking is the guys getting through with blatent bluffs. I'm not sure what the rules of the show are exactly (if P and T only get one guess) but I've seen a few too many bluffed deck and card switches on the show. I appreciate the thinking as misdirecting the magicians and preventing them from back tracking the same way you might with a lay person but are Penn and Teller they really fooled just because their first guess is wrong? I think not, more like conned lol.