Penn Jillette (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachussets) is the taller, more vocal half of comedy magic act Penn & Teller. He has been an outspoken atheist and champion of freethinker causes for thirty years.
Recently Jillette was featured on NPR's This I Believe program, where he laid out his convictions in no uncertain terms:
"This I believe: I believe there is no God. Having taken that step, it informs every moment of my life. I'm not greedy. I have love, blue skies, rainbows and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough. It has to be enough, but it's everything in the world and everything in the world is plenty for me."
Penn and his partner Teller have expressed distaste for many traditional magic acts; they believe these acts insult audiences by pretending the magic is real.
The cable TV show Bullshit!, which Penn & Teller produce and host, now in it's fourth season