Professional magician Denny Corby, 30, competed on last night’s season finale of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” but he did not succeed in tricking the famous duo.
Contestants on the CW reality competition program perform magic tricks for Penn & Teller, who then try to figure out and replicate the same illusion. Those who fool Penn & Teller earn a spot as an opening act for one of the pair’s Las Vegas shows.
Born and raised in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Corby performed a trick that originated as an idea in a small set of magic lecture notes, to which he then added new elements in order to make it work. Corby’s parents, who own Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Co., encouraged him to follow his passion to become magician, and he became a professional in the field five years ago.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest