MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS Coming to Orleans Arena Today
The all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths returns to Las Vegas, appearing for the first time the Orleans Arena tonight, June 21.
Starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters," MythBusters: Behind the Myths presents a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. With this show, for the first time, fans have the opportunity to join Hyneman and Savage on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science.
MythBusters: Behind the Myths will bring audiences face-to-face with the curious world of Hyneman and Savage as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience. In late 2013, the show performed a 28-city national tour playing sold out performances all over the country.
One of the most watched series on the Discovery Channel, "MythBusters" is currently in its twelfth season. Co-hosted by Hyneman and Savage, the show mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old- fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation - and the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths that we live with day to day.
Hyneman and Savage have become spokespersons at large for applying science to real life, most recently as hosts of the Discovery Channel special ""iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World." The duo has appeared on numerous shows including "Late Show with David Letterman," "Good Morning America," "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "The Colbert Report," NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition," "Countdown with Keith Olberman," and many more. They were invited to participate in Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Fear And/Or Sanity and have received the Young Artist Award for inspiring young people in the interest of science. The MythBusters have been invited to participate on a panel at Comic-Con, where their appearances have sold-out four years running.
Hyneman and Savage serve as guest editors for "Popular Mechanics" and were featured on the cover of the September 2009 issue. The same year, they were inducted as honorary members into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. They are Honorary Lifetime Members of the California Science Teachers Association and were named Honorary Engineers and Honorary Members of the Francis Crowe Society at the University of Maine. Both Hyneman and Savage were given honorary Doctorates at the University of Twente in the Netherlands for their efforts at popularization of science.
Hyneman and Savage produced and starred in an H1N1 Public Service Announcement for the White House, and were chosen by the President to retest the Archimedes legend using 500 schoolchildren as surrogate soldiers.
They appeared as themselves in the movie "Darwin Awards" and have made several cameos on other TV shows, including "CSI." In 2010, Hyneman and Savage received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard Secular Society. For more information, visit www.mythbusterstour.com.
Showtime for the evening is 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $40, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleansarena.com.