Penn Jillette signed with Sony for its Crackle entertainment website today in Las Vegas.
The original series titled ‘Penn Says’, the first unscripted series created specifically for the Internet, will feature Penn Jillette delivering rants to Crackle four times a week in one- to three-minutes videos, which will also be syndicated by Sony Pictures Television.
“Penn Jillette has exactly the type of raw, edgy and honest voice we want to present on Crackle,” said Tony Liano, vice president of content and programming at Crackle. “Crackle is about giving audiences content that pushes the envelope and entertainment they can’t find from other sites or traditional media. Penn will shepherd in a new form of entertainment for to respond.” our audiences, one that is active and engaged and challenges our audience.
Sony supplied several HD cameras to Penn. He has a couple at his house, one in his dressing room at the Rio Hotel & Casino and another in his car.
“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.
You can check out Penn’s video rants here on Crackle’s Website. Don’t look for Teller on this one.