The Real Reason Teller Doesn't Speak During His Magic Act

Season 5 Episode 522
CC | tv-14
For more than 40 years, legendary entertainers Penn & Teller have been performing their magic act for rapt audiences, making them one of the longest running shows in Las Vegas. One of the most quirky aspects of the illusionists' show is Teller's decision to not speak a word during the act, a decision that predates meeting Penn.

Here, in this Oprah: Where Are They Now? clip, Penn explains why Teller decided to drop the words from his performance. The answer may surprise you.