Penn & Teller Tell a Lie 2011
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie: If you’ve ever been in any type of group-orientation situation, chances are you’ve played “Two Truths And A Lie.” It’s a simple game that works as an icebreaker by allowing people to share two statements about themselves, stirring in some fun by allowing them to make one statement up. High-school drama classes and business retreats alike use this kind of team-building exercise, and it’s a very familiar format. (NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me also utilizes it for its “Bluff The Listener” segment.) Magical comedy duo Penn & Teller’s new show Penn & Teller Tell A Lie takes the concept of “Two Truths And A Lie” even further, mixing it with a Mythbusters-type reality show, imparting knowledge through entertainment and a dash of humor. It’s not anything new, but it’s certainly the most entertaining iteration of the game—and there’s no corporate team building involved.