• Loading...
  • Published on:  Monday, September 19, 2016
  • The most controversial FOOLER of Penn and Teller's Season 3 of FOOL US, Illusionist Ivan Amodei stumps the duo for over 7 minutes and judges had to overrule their guesses at how the famed illusionist accomplished his illusion.

    National Tour:
    Buy tickets at:

  • Source:


  • Denim Dan

    Denim Dan

     4 hours ago

    Watch Illinois really close you can see him half squat like he knows he is going to be picked next

  • me boring

    me boring

     6 hours ago +1

    He makes the trump hand signs whenever he speaks

  • manish adhikari

    manish adhikari

     20 hours ago

    at 5:00 that guy was expecting for his turn ha ha ha

  • mark mills

    mark mills

     yesterday +1

    Lol. I think he should give the trophy back. Penn and teller clearly not fooled.

  • alan blaze

    alan blaze

     2 days ago +1

    I have no idea what just happened..🤷🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Jonathan Rakhamimov

    Jonathan Rakhamimov

     2 days ago

    Братан, я не знаю если ты знаешь русский, ну Иван...Ты нормально сделал, ну хренская скрипка.

  • Joel Steverson

    Joel Steverson

     2 days ago

    To everyone commenting on Illinois starting to sit down early:. This is not sneaky, underhanded, or a mistake. It's not even technically an editing mistake.

    Here's what happened:
    For whatever reasons the producers or director did a reshoot. After the performance was finished, they got everyone back in their places and did a second take of that part of the trick.

    Illinois isn't a plant. He doesn't know in advance for purposes of the trick, but he does know that he's next because this is at least the second time he's done it.

    At the end of taping, it's common to go back and reshoot scenes with errors or just because the director wants to do something different.

    That's the most likely explanation. Alternatively, he might just have been confused or forgotten his state, or just out of reflex, started to sit because the guy beside him did. If you live somewhere with light-controlled crosswalks, how many times have you started to cross--without looking at the light or traffic--just because the person next to you started to cross?



     3 days ago

    This trick is so simple

  • Josh Burgin

    Josh Burgin

     3 days ago


  • Gschoener 1

    Gschoener 1

     4 days ago +1

    around 5:00 in the illinois guy looks like he messes up and prepares to sit down because he knows his card is being called next

  • Moneyy Mike

    Moneyy Mike

     5 days ago

    “If I touch somebody & it effects them I have done my job!”

    -A Rapist

  • Daniel Leza

    Daniel Leza

     5 days ago +1

    There is absolutely no way that this guy fooled Penn and Teller.

  • ColbiGL


     6 days ago

    think judges said fooled because it got too out of hand and off the original fooled part, which is ivans fault and probably plan.

  • P Wu

    P Wu

     7 days ago

    The F U trophy means F*ck U?

  • Lippy


     7 days ago +3

    5:55 "Did you hear his accent?"


  • K Max

    K Max

     7 days ago

    He grabs a planted deck from the bottom of the stool at 2:46 and slides it onto the bottom of the deck and flips the deck upside down so he can draw from his planted cards instead of what P & T shuffled.
    The planted deck is clumped in groups of 3 states, which he has memorized. He calls out 2 from each clump, so it doesn't matter how the participants shuffled their three cards, he knows the remaining card from each clump.

  • Steven Wright

    Steven Wright

     7 days ago +4

    5:00 clearly tell the Asian was in on it attempting to sit with Florida

  • Patch Erelli

    Patch Erelli

     7 days ago

    Watch the "randomly selected audience" member on stage when he says Illinois try to sit down 2 seconds before he's meant to. at 5.02 into the video.

  • Mr Kopite XI

    Mr Kopite XI

     7 days ago

    Americans 🙄

  • Patrick


     7 days ago

    That cello is just annoying