OK, being a Magician, one tends to hold in high regard the normal group of performers. Copperfield, Burton, Mc Bride, Houdini, Blackstone, etc. (Hopefully not Blaine!) The truth is, so do I, but there is a duo that I believe optimizes the stage perfomance of "magic"... and that is Penn and Teller.
So being a bit of a fan, and yesterday I promised you a story... here we go.
Richmond VA, a few years back P & T were performing a few shows, and since I was living there at the time, I went.
If anyone knows anything about P&T you will know that they do an effect called the Magic Bullet.
Two people are asked from the audience to come up on stage, check out a .357 Magnum, Select a live bullet, sign the casing and mark the bullet, Load it into said Pistol. Then P & T (each with a Gun) fire at each other catching the others bullet in their mouth. SO the best part of the story... I was one of the 2 audience members.
I went up on stage (On Tellers side), checked out the REAL .357 Mag, I selected the REAL bullet, signed the casing and put a smiley face on the bullet. So after I was asked to go to the side of the stage for safety reasons and P & T fired at each other, Penn spit a bullet, into my hand (LOL) and it was mine, smiley face and all. Teller then removed the casing from the .357 and it was also mine. They let me have both, then we were escorted off the stage.
Being the great people that they are Penn & Teller came outside the theater and stood around chatting with everyone and signing autographs. I got one on a 3 of Clubs (P & T's favorite card) and my wife had them sign the program.
So I framed them all with a pic of Penn & Teller with guns and that is what hangs it the magic room today. That's my fun story folks. Hope you enjoyed.