PENN & TELLER'S SIN CITY SPECTACULAR
Although the show only lasted one season, it has garnered fan response that continues to this day. In addition, Gary was nominated along with Penn and Teller for an Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for "Best Original Music and Lyrics" in 1999.
The show, which ran for 24 episodes in the 1998-1999 television season on the FX network, featured orginal music and comedy, guest stars that run the entire gamut of show business - Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Charo, Steven Segall, Eric Idle, Englebert Humperdinck, Jennifer Tilly, David Arquette, Dr. John, Weird Al Yankovic, G. Gordon Liddy, Martin Mull, Slash, Harry Anderson, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Gorshin, Shaquille O'Neal and Lance Burton, just to name a few!
Plus, in true Ed Sullivan show tradition, SCS featured some of the world's most unique and interesting variety acts, including Otto & George, Todd Robbins, Billy McComb, Johnny Thompson, and last but not least, the Enigma (covered from head-to-toe in jigsaw puzzle tatoos with two very real horns growing out of his head!).
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The critics speak about PENN & TELLER'S SIN CITY SPECTACULAR!
"Spectacular's charms range from unsettling to rancorous to near-historic to simply
"It's all here - the fun, the amazement, the laughs, the sheer terror."
"...absolutely on target in their effort to replicate the all-inclusive style last provided on a grand style by Ed Sullivan." -- HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (8/10)
"...series with sexy bits, rock 'n roll and plenty of Vegas pizazz which adds up to a breezy and fun hour." -- VARIETY (8/10)
"...an updated Ed Sullivan Show. Penn & Teller are the untraditional bad
"I was off the chair and on the floor. Big Ed might have spun on his axis and
breathed flames if he'd seen this "really big shoe.""
"Penn & Teller Add Spice to Variety Format in 'Sin City' have infused the format with their own distinctive (and slightly naughty) tastes."
"Expect the Unexpected on Penn & Teller's Variety Show"
"'Sin City' gets respect Penn & Teller wield magic touch with variety
"...a fun, in-your-face variety hour"
"Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular will be a hoot!"
"...so you've been warned, this is not a variety show in the classic sense. It's a variety show in the twisted Penn & Teller sense."
"Sin-Sational"-- LAS VEGAS SUN (7/31)
"Penn & Teller: Not playing with a full deck, and proud of it"