Why doesn't Teller speak?

Answer

Teller chooses not to speak while performing because he believes the audience pays more attention when he's silent and refrains from heckling him. His trademark silence is a holdover from his college days when he performed his magic act at fraternity parties.

Teller is one half of the famous comedy magic duo Penn & Teller. Born Raymond Joseph Teller, he legally changed his name to the mononymous moniker and is well known as the silent half of the duo who typically doesn't speak during performances. Occasionally, Teller will break his trademark silence but usually only when the audience is unaware that he is doing so.

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