“MythBusters” is a popular show on the Discovery Channel, and on Oct. 13, hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will bring their experiments to the USF Sun Dome.
“MythBusters: Behind the Myths” will present on-stage trials, behind-the-scenes stories and audience participation. Fans will join the pair on stage to assist in their extravagant approach to science.
“MythBusters” is in its ninth season on Discovery. 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 debunking of urban myths that we live with day to day,” according to a Sun Dome press release.
Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, an effects company specializing in problematic custom builds, the release states. In addition to serving as headquarters of “MythBusters,” M5 continues to work on various research and development projects for private clients. Hyneman began his career in show business as special effects shop assistant in New York and later as a crew member in San Francisco on films including “Robocop,” “Arachnophobia,” and “Naked Lunch.”
Savage joined M5 in 2002 after receiving a call from former boss Hyneman to participate in a TV pilot, which turned into the “MythBusters” series, the release states. He worked in San Francisco for dozens of companies as set designer, prop master, art director and producer before falling into the machine art community where he learned welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, and robot building. He then began working as a prop builder and art director for major commercials and later joined George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on “Star Wars: Episode 1 and 2,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Space Cowboys,” “A.I.,” “Terminator 3,” “The Mummy.”
“MythBusters: Behind the Myths” tickets are $200, $60, $45, and $38. Additional fees may apply. Tickets go on sale July 27 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at the Sun Dome Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.