In later years, Jillette would contribute to two documentary films about the Residents. Jillette was the primary voice announcer for the U. He formerly recorded music there, and conducted his radio show at the studio inside "The Slammer". He and Teller both appeared in the pilot with Debbie Harry as the third member of the Council. The show was created by Jillette's friend Nell Scovell. For a brief time in , Jillette wrote bi-weekly dispatches for the search engine Excite. The columns are no longer available on the current Excite.
In the show, the two analyze cultural phenomena, debunk myths, criticize people and aspects of society they deem " bullshit ". In with actor Paul Provenza , Jillette co-produced and co-directed The Aristocrats , a documentary film tracing the life of an obscene joke known as "The Aristocrats". It principally consists of a variety of comedians telling their own versions of the joke. From January 3, , to March 2, , Jillette hosted, along with fellow atheist , skeptic , and juggler Michael Goudeau , a live, hour-long radio talk show broadcast on Free FM.
The most notable recurring segment of the show was " Monkey Tuesday " and later "The Pull of the Weasel". On March 2, , Jillette announced that he would no longer be doing his radio show.
He stated that he is a "show biz wimp" and decided to stop doing the show so he could spend more time with his children. In , Jillette was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars , paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson. He was the first celebrity to be eliminated. A reference to his large feet as a sign of another large body part was censored in the West Coast airing.
During —, Jillette did a bi-weekly show on Revision3 called Penn Point. On August 16, , Jillette's book God, No! An avid upright bassist, Jillette frequently accompanies jazz pianist Mike Jones , who opens for the magician's Las Vegas show. Jillette additionally performed at the famed Green Mill Cocktail Lounge to coincide with the album's debut. Jillette was one of the contestants on The Celebrity Apprentice season 5 , beginning on February 19, He was fired from the show by Donald Trump during the Week 11 episode. Their star, the 2,th awarded, is near the star dedicated to Harry Houdini.
Penn credits magician and skeptical activist James Randi for his career. During an interview at TAM! Randi is everything to me.
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In July , Jillette was granted U. Patent 5,, for the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing a woman to masturbate against the water stream. He has credited Debbie Harry of Blondie for suggesting the idea, as the two of them were once in a hot tub and Harry made a remark about changing the jets for a woman's pleasure. The abstract of the patent explains that a "discharge nozzle is located within the tub and connected to the outlet, mounted to the seat so that the discharged water from the circulation pump automatically aligns with and is directed to stimulation points e.
Originally, it was to be called the "ClitJet"; however, he stated that "Jill-Jet" was more suitable because it included his name in the title. On the Penn Radio show, telling the listeners about the photo shoot for the Playboy article, Jillette mentioned that he has a Jill-Jet installed in a tub in his house, and that several of his female friends and friends' female spouses enjoy it a lot, but he is not aware of any other installations of a water jet in such a configuration anywhere else.
Jillette created a private recording studio in his Las Vegas home. The cards are displayed in the interior design in a manner which is meaningful to magicians. Jillette says that he has an addictive personality  and claims to have never had "so much as a puff of marijuana or a drop of alcohol" because he does not trust himself to do it in moderation. Jillette is an atheist , libertarian he has stated that he may consider himself to be an anarcho-capitalist ,  and skeptic , as well as an adherent to Ayn Rand 's Objectivist philosophy, as stated on his Penn Says podcast. Jillette is a fellow at the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute and has stated that he "always" votes Libertarian.
His cars' license plates read "atheist", "nogod" and "godless". From to , Jillette provided financial support to David and Jad Fair of the art rock band Half Japanese for their record label 50 Skidillion Watts.
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When asked about his assistance Jillette said, "anybody who listens to Half Jap becomes a fan. In , he wrote and read an essay for National Public Radio claiming that he was "beyond atheism.
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Atheism is not believing in God I believe there is no God. Jillette encourages open discussion, debate, and proselytizing on the issue of God's existence , believing that the issue is too important for opinions about it to remain private. Jillette does not dismiss all who do believe in God: a edition of his Penn Says podcast expresses his appreciation for a fan who brought him the gift of a pocket Gideon Bible after a performance because he realized that this individual sincerely cared enough about him to try to help him.
Jillette stated that there is not enough information to make an informed decision on global warming , that his gut told him it was not real, but his mind said that he cannot prove it. Jillette endorsed Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson for President in    and Jillette is a collector and connoisseur of song poems.
In December , Jillette's blood pressure landed him in the hospital.
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He follows Dr. Joel Fuhrman 's Nutritarian diet, which means that he eats little or no animal products, no processed grains, and no added sugar or salt. Speculation arises from Jillette's red fingernail on his left hand. In direct response to questions about his red fingernail, Penn has stated "People are asking about my fingernail.
Wear my Dad's ring and my Mom's nail polish. Just for remembrance and respect. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is not to be confused with Gillette. Greenfield, Massachusetts , U. Voice of Penn Jillette.
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