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DALLAS-BASED COMEDIC MURDER PODCAST CRACKS ITUNES’ TOP 10

Dallas Observer | 12/03/2018

When Heather McKinney and Christie Wallace found out the podcast they co-host, Sinisterhood, cracked iTunes' top 10 list for U.S. Comedy Podcasts, they assumed something must be wrong. After seeing how many times Sinisterhood had been downloaded in such a short period, Wallace went so far as to reach out to the website host to report a possible issue. It wasn’t until the next morning that the Dallas-based comedians realized the user activity had propelled their true crime/horror/comedy podcast to be listed next to the likes of Joe Rogan, Anna Faris and other podcast royalty.


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Vulture: This Week in True Crime Podcasts

Vulture | April 11, 2019

The Watcher case is deranged in a very particular way, so you need the right guides to walk you through it, and Sinisterhood’s hosts, Heather Mack and Christie Wallace, are those guides…


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The A.V. Club: 15 podcasts to listen to this week

The A.V. Club | 03/25/2019

Sinisterhood, The Momo Challenge - True love is someone who will look at some nasty shit for you. And because Dallas comedians Heather McKinney and Christie Wallis care so much, they’ll look at Momo.


Rising Stars - The Co-Hosts of Sinisterhood

Good Morning Texas - WFAA/ABC | 05/08/2019

This week’s rising stars are the co-hosts of Sinisterhood, Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney


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Meet the East Dallas comedians whose true-crime podcast cracked the iTunes’ top 10

The Advocate - Lakewood/East Dallas | 2/20/2019

Sinisterhood: “The first episode we just hit record and didn’t really know we were having a podcast.”

Neighbor Heather McKinney is a self-proclaimed fraidy cat. But she thinks it makes total sense to co-host a podcast dedicated to the cults and crimes that keep her up at night. 

“It helps quell the fear,” she says. “If I know as much as possible about the subject, then it can’t hurt me. If my goal is to not get killed by a serial killer, then I just have to know everything I can about them to achieve my goal.”

Serial killers, unsolved murders and conspiracy theories are just a few of the subjects McKinney explores with co-host Christie Wallace on their podcast “Sinisterhood.” The two East Dallas comedians have privately probed their fascination with the paranormal since meeting at the Dallas Comedy House about three years ago. They began sharing their passion publicly when they created their first episode in May 2018.


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Dallas Comedy Festival Preview

Fox 4 News | 3/23/2018

Dallas Comedy Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  Here's what you can expect during the event that spans 5 days. 


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DALLAS COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 10th ANNIVERSARY LINEUP

D MAGAZINE | 2/26/2019

Representing the local area will be Dallas Comedy House’s Full Body Cast, Dallas-raised, New York-based comedian Ashlee Voorsanger, and Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney of the Sinisterhood Podcast, among others.


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TALKING TO OURSELVES: DALLAS’ BEST DALLAS-FOCUSED PODCASTS.

Central Track | March 1, 2019

The Sinisterhood podcast has a zeal for the morbid and the mysterious. Co-hosts Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney move freely in search of the frankly alarming number of macabre rumors and vicious crimes that have shaken communities far and wide. 


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DALLAS COMEDY FESTIVAL THREATENS TO TURN DEEP ELLUM INTO A LAUGH RIOT

Culture Map Dallas | 2/28/2019

There'll be laughs ringing all through Deep Ellum with the return of the annual Dallas Comedy Festival, positioned to be bigger than ever, with an increase not only in programming, IE more performers, but also in the number of venues.

Sinisterhood Live Podcast recording: If you like murder and creepy things, you may have already heard of the Sinisterhood podcast, featuring local comedians Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney. These conspiracy-theory-loving funny ladies will be doing a live recording of their hit podcast on Saturday evening.


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Dallas Comedy Festival to Celebrate Decade of Laughs

Park Cities People | 3/1/2019

The Dallas Comedy Festival is celebrating a decade of shows, workshops, and bringing comedy from across the country to Dallas with a jam-packed lineup – the biggest yet. Nationally recognized podcasts “PenPals” and Dallas-based podcast “Sinisterhood” are on the lineup this year.


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ALL HAIL THE SINISTERHOOD

Theater Jones | 11/23/2018

Dallas Comedy House bills itself as a place for standup, improv, sketch, and storytelling. To that list we can now add “live podcast tapings,” as local comics Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney pressed the record button in front of an enthusiastic audience on a Friday night in October.

The podcast, Sinisterhood, takes on a subject from the world of true crime and Forteana, riffs on it, and Wallace and McKinney in the end make individual declarations on their beliefs in the matter.

One of the most pleasant surprises of the taping was the house was probably 95 percent full, but I recognized very few faces, which means not a lot of comedy regulars. Which is to say, Sinisterhood has built their own robust following, independent of the DFW comedy scene.


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Make Way for the Dallas Comedy Festival

Theater Jones | March 26, 2019

Dallas Comedy House is going forward with a focus on podcasts. Not only will local podcast Sinisterhood be cutting two episodes of their hit show (it was recently featured in the AVClub), but the co-headliners are Daniel Van Kirk and Rory Scovel doing their show Pen Pals.


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Review - The Dallas Comedy Festival 2018

Theater Jones | 03/23/2018

AH, OK Comedy is Adam Fullerton and Heather McKinney performing all the roles of a local morning television show from hosts to cameraman to remote reporter to interviewee to bystander to whatever else is need. Wednesday night, they performed “AH, OK Presents: Good Morning Tonight” and also solicited a lot of information from an audience member.

McKinney adeptly copped a Jersey accent portraying a studio host who is the boss’s daughter in more than one sense whose boyfriends keep falling down the cliffs for some reason. Fullerton feigned fear while throwing it to reporters on the scene and teasing upcoming segments/bits for the morning show/improv show. The duo worked seamlessly and hilariously, especially within one recurring thread about the foliage in New Hampshire.

 

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OFF THE CUFF - A DALLAS ATTORNEY TAKES THE STAGE AS AN IMPROV COMEDY ACTOR

Texas Bar Journal | NOVEMBER 2017

On one stage, Heather McKinney is a Dallas-based wealth management attorney. On another, she’s an improv actor and comedy writer. Influenced by In Living Color, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Mr. Show—sketch comedies where the absurd meets a sane world—the lawyer-turned-actor is a fixture at the Dallas Comedy House, where she works with her troupes, Watermelon and AH, OK.