2020 Fool Us Auditions at the S.A.M. Convention

Think you have what it takes to Fool Penn & Teller?

Come to the S.A.M. Convention and showcase your act!

The Fool Us executive producers will be on hand to give you constructive notes for what will make your act better for tv and specifically better for Penn & Teller: Fool Us. They are also prepared to offer invitations for the next season of Fool Us to acts they feel are a good fit. The auditions will be held at the Golden Nugget Showroom where Frank Sinatra used to perform. In between acts the executive producers will be interviewed by Fool Us writer, Matt Donnelly, exploring how the show is put together, what they look for, constraints they have and behind the scenes stories.

CLICK HERE to Apply Online

click here to apply for Fool Us audition

When applying, you’ll be required to send a link to a video of your act. Do not worry if it is not of professional quality and setting. We will be accepting applicants based on that, just your routine. If accepted you’ll be able to showcase your act to the producers in a beautiful Las Vegas showroom.

Some things to know if you are applying:

  • Applications will only be considered if the applicant is registered for the S.A.M. convention.
  • Applications submitted by October 1st will be notified by October 15th of their status (accepted/rejected/waitlisted).
  • Applications submitted after October 1st will be notified if and when space is available.
  • Acts should be less than 6 minutes.
  • The use of stooges is not permitted.
  • The use of preshow work is not allowed.
  • Fire and pyrotechnical devices of any kind cannot be used at the audition due to permitting restraints.