The Sinus Show, no more!

sinus.jpgWhile we were taping the Austin Movie Show yesterday, I found out that The SInus Show is calling it quits. They cite “personal issues” as the reason. One of the sinus performers is continuing on with “Master Pancake Theater”. I found this article on The Austinist about it.

For anyone who might not know, The Sinus Show is much like the cult TV classic, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” also known as MST3K. If you don’t know what that is then I’m afraid you must immediately report for “Carousel” (That’s a Logan’s Run reference, so if you’ve never hear of Logan’s Run…Ah, nevermind).

In fact the show used to be called “Mister Sinus Theater” until there were some legal rumblings from the MST3K camp. The Sinus Show was basically three guys who would give a live commentary over mostly really bad movies. I say mostly because they also did some movies like Die Hard, which I don’t think fall into that category, but are still fun to heckle and skewer.

Sadly, despite all the things I heard about how great they were, I never got around to seeing them. I always heard they were one of the best shows in Austin.

The official statement from the Sinus Show:

“After six incredibly fun years the Sinus Show is ending its run at the Alamo Drafthouse. Our last show was January 13th. We are sad to see it end, but we are also proud of the shows we’ve had. Over six years of bad movies, unrestrained jokes and partial male nudity– it’s been a blast and we’ve loved being a part of the Alamo.
We understand there’s plenty of questions– what’s next for Sinus? What’s next for the Alamo? — but for now we’d rather simply say thanks for all the people who have come and laughed with us.

Thanks Austin.

The Sinus Show”

Owen Egerton had this to add:

“I’ve had some of the finest times of my life doing Sinus Shows. Austin is great place to hear people laugh. I look forward to many more laughs in the years to come.”

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