SAUSALITO, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle, a Sony Pictures
Entertainment Company, announces the premiere of Penn Says, the first
unscripted series created specifically for the Internet by outspoken comic,
magician and pundit, Penn Jillette. Emblematic of Crackle's cutting-edge
style, Penn Says takes a raw look inside Penn's life as he records daily
rants on subjects ranging from politics to celebrities to the hottest news
events of the day. No topic is safe as the larger loquacious half of the
comedy-magic team Penn & Teller opens up to audiences with a mic and video
camera in hand.
"Big badass Crackle has given me the chance to talk directly to you
about anything I want, anytime I want. I mean anything. I mean any time.
When something gets my goat, or I want to get someone else's goat or other
farm animal, I'll flip on my camera and rave about it. Half-cocked, from
inside my head, electronically to inside your head in minutes. No script,
no thinking, so I might be wrong. I'm counting on you to keep me honest
with videos right back to me," said Jillette.
Beginning January 9, 2008, Penn will deliver his distinctive riffs and
rants at least four times each week in new one-to-three minute videos on
Crackle. Viewers have the opportunity to respond and to receive Penn's
feedback by posting their video reactions or comments on the site. This
series marks the first truly interactive experience Crackle is creating for
In full cinema verite, Penn will turn on his camera whenever and
wherever the inspiration hits him -- whether it's backstage at the Rio in
Las Vegas, in a famous friend's living room, or out on the road. The
immediacy of his posts will allow Penn to tackle events as they happen,
giving viewers a regular supply of current observations to which to
"Penn Jillette has exactly the type of raw, edgy and honest voice we
want to present on Crackle," said Tony Liano, vice president of content and
programming at Crackle. "Crackle is about giving audiences content that
pushes the envelope and entertainment they can't find from other sites or
traditional media. Penn will shepherd in a new form of entertainment for
our audiences, one that is active and engaged and challenges our audience
Penn Says was created by Penn Jillette and is a 10-in-1 Production,
distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
For examples of some never-before-seen episodes check out:
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