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'Penn Says' Exclusive New Unscripted Web Series From Penn Jillette to Debut on Sony Pictures' Crackle January 9th

Outspoken Comic's Videos Showcase Unique Point of View on Issues from

Politics to Celebrities to Religion



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    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
 its audience.
 
     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
 respond.
 
     "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
 to respond."
 
     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:
 http://crackle.com/c/Penn_Says/Penn_Says_Magic_Underpants/2140385
 
     http://crackle.com/c/Penn_Says/Penn_Says_Weather_Opportunists/2140387
 
     http://crackle.com/c/Penn_Says/Penn_Says_I_Agree_With_the_Pope/2140388
 
     Crackle, Inc.,
 
     Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a
 multi-platform video entertainment network and studio that distributes work
 from the hottest emerging talent on the web and beyond. Crackle's addictive
 channels and shows reach a global audience across the Internet, in the
 living room, and on devices including a broad range of Sony electronics.
 Crackle, in on-going collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment and
 other leading partners, discovers and promotes the stars of today and
 tomorrow. Visit Crackle's site at http://www.crackle.com.
 
 
 

SOURCE Crackle, Inc.

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