Magicians Penn & Teller will
guest star on the September 10th episode of SHO.com's WHIRLGIRL, Showtime's
animated online series about a sexy, 21st century cyber-heroine. "We saw
Penn & Teller's wise-guy approach to magic and their cult-like appeal as a
perfect fit for the WhirlGirl audience," says WHIRLGIRL creator David
Williams of New York-based Visionary Media, producer of the series.
"Besides, who else but Penn & Teller could pull off the
WHIRLGIRL guest spot is the Internet acting debut for Penn & Teller, who
have been entertaining audiences together since 1975 and have appeared on
numerous TV shows and movies. "In all of my inter-dimensional travels,
intersecting with WHIRLGIRL, if you know what I mean, was one of my
happiest coincidences," says Penn Jillette, the speaking member of the act.
The WhirlGirl episode, entitled "Beating the Odds," is set in futuristic
Las Vegas, and will be available beginning at 1:00 pm ET on Friday,
September 10. New WhirlGirl episodes appear each Friday at 1:00 pm ET on
SHO.com. For those of you who would like to follow in Penn & Teller's
footsteps and guest star on WHIRLGIRL, SHO.com is offering a Win a Role on
WHIRLGIRL Sweepstakes. The winner will be awarded an all expenses paid trip
to New York to star opposite WhirlGirl on the season finale. The contest
ends September 13. To enter, go to SHO.com/whirlgirl.
To learn more about WhirlGirl and Visionary Media read Lee Dannacher's "The
Big Apple's Silicon Valley"
in the August 1999 issue of Animation World