'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
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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