In 2016, former “MythBusters” Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara reunited for a 10-part series, “The White Rabbit Project,” which pretty much disappeared into the vast pool of Netflix programming.
“A lot of our fans don’t even know we had a new show,” Bellici said.
“Rabbit” features the trio doing pretty much what they did for a decade on “MythBusters” — investigate. Experiment. Check out crazy tech and, yes, myths.
Not much of anybody noticed. Netflix throws so much programming at subscribers with so little promotion for most of it that many shows sail under the radar.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara will perform their show on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City. Tickets (from $30-$165) are available at the box office, online at live-at-the-eccles.com or by calling 801-355-2787.
(You can still stream the episodes on Netflix, of course. And it’s not to be confused with a new version of “MythBusters” with new hosts that airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m on the Science Channel.)
Belleci, Byron and Imahara have resurrected “White Rabbit” as a live stage show. They’re going “Down the Rabbit Hole” in Salt Lake City on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Eccles Theater.
“We thought it would be really fun to kind of take it on the road and get to actually meet the people who’ve been watching our shows and supporting us for so many years,” Byron said.
The live show gets the fans involved. The trio will talk about their experiences on “MythBusters” and “The White Rabbit Project”; they will do science exeriments/demonstrations; and they’ll pull people out of the audience to participate.
“People always say we are the luckiest people in the world,” Belleci said. “They wish they had our jobs. So this is their chance to come up onstage and be a part of demonstrations and experiments, so that they can see what it’s like to be a MythBuster.”
It’s your big chance to be “a human guinea pig,” Imahara said.
It’s worth pointing out that not all of their experiments worked. That not everything turned out the way Belleci, Byron and Imahara planned. So there’s potential for “humiliation,” Byron said with a laugh.
“Hopefully not,” she added. “But as with most live shows, I’m sure there will be a few things that go horribly wrong. Failure is always an option.”
Everything has been carefully planned, of course, but, “Doing science live onstage is definitely different than doing it in our shop,” said Imahara, who promised the stage show will be filled with “some cool science stuff.”
The plan is to keep the audience “happy and entertained,” Byron said. “And none of us get arrested.”
“And no injuries,” Belleci joked.
Still, “if something goes wrong, it goes wrong,” Imahara said.
“The show must go on!” Belleci said.