Sony’s unscripted web series premiered


MUMBAI: Crackle, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, has premiered Penn Says, the first unscripted series created specifically for the Internet by outspoken comic, magician and pundit, Penn Jillette. 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.


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.


“Penn Jillette has exactly the type of raw, edgy and honest voice we want to present on Crackle,” said Crackle vice president of content and programming Tony Liano.


Penn Says was created by Penn Jillette and is a 10-in-1 Production distributed by Sony Pictures Television.