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'MythBusters' brings its live show to Los Angeles

January 11, 2012 | 11:59 am

The "MythBusters" guys have launched a cannonball at a car (OK, that experiment didn't exactly go as planned), aged 1,000 years and tested Archimedes' death ray. Now they are embarking on a new challenge: Co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are taking a live stage show on tour around the U.S. “MythBusters: Behind the Myths” comes to the Nokia Theatre on Sunday and Riverside’s Fox Theater on Wednesday.

"We’ve had builders working for the past couple of months on some of the rigs," Hyneman tells Robert Lloyd on Culture Monster, addressing some of the challenges of bringing their physical stunts to a live audience. "'MythBusters' itself deals with common misperceptions, so what we’ve done here is provide physical ways that we can play with people’s perceptions — that’s where the props come in. It’s not a demonstration, it’s experimentation, or as close as we can get to it, so that by its very nature it’s not predictable as to the outcome."


Q&A with "MythBusters" Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

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Photo: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Credit: Discovery Channel