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Shane Mauss: Combo Ticket for Stand-up Science/Head Talks

February 6, 2020 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm @ Funkatorium


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About this Event

Presented by comedian and science podcaster Shane Mauss

Learn and laugh as scientists and comedians come together on stage to bring you a one-of-a-kind two-hour show that is equal parts ahas and hahas!

What to Expect:

In each city, host Shane Mauss kicks the evening off with some of his best material on brainy topics before introducing two local scientists to give short presentations about their most interesting research. Between each talk a second comic in each city will perform their most cerebral material. All with the help of your host riffing after each guest.

At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage and opens the floor for a Q&A so the audience gets a chance to be a part of the show.

About the host and the origins of Stand Up Science:

Shane Mauss leads two lives.

Originally from Wisconsin, Shane now tours the world full-time as an award-winning stand-up comedian. Shane has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor, thoughtful insights and storytelling to cities all over the world, as well as TV spots on Conan, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, and Epix.

Shane’s unique background, comedy, and personal philosophies have also made him a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes You Made It Weird, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Halfway through his career, this former factory worker who skipped college to pursue comedy decided to follow his curiosities and start the science podcast Here We Are. He’s now interviewed roughly 300 leading scientists about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. Each week Shane illuminates a new area of research for the show’s 50,000 loyal listeners, earning a 5-star rating on iTunes.

Now on a mission to present science and big ideas in a fun and accessible way, he’s asked his new scientist friends to join him live on stage!

The perfect blend

Stand-up comedy and science have a lot in common. They both reveal truth, change our perceptions, and challenge the status quo. So why are they so underappreciated?

Admittedly, comedy sometimes underestimates the intelligence of their audience, catering to the lowest common denominator. And science has the unfair stigma of being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring. But they both just need the right platform to shine.

Having now made over 100 stops on this tour, Shane books all different guests and topics making each show fun, unique and unpredictable. This thought-provoking night of ideas and jokes will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations.

Past reviews:

“Mauss is intelligent, likable and sharp” – VICE Magazine

“Mauss has clearly found a popular niche in his natural fascination with the human mind. However, attendees should be forewarned: The show is still going to kill you with laughter.” – Austin Chronicle

“Experience with a variety of comedic techniques and interactions with renown science experts have molded Mauss into a well-rounded and imaginative performer. Mauss strives to perform thematic, laugh-out-loud comedy, interjecting science in bold, innovative ways.” – EU Jacksonville

A Comedian + Psychedelics + A Scientist

Head Talks

Presented by the Here We Are podcast

Partnered with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychdedelic Studies (MAPS) and DanceSafe

Shane Mauss is an award-winning stand-up comedian, science podcaster and a psychedelic advocate. Head Talks is his new tour where he is joined by a psychedelic researcher in each city for a show combining all three of his worlds into one two-hour show. You’ll get psychedelic comedy, a science talk, a Q&A and a community meet & greet in one event.

The show’s special guest is Sophia Rokhlin. Sophia is an anthropologist political ecologist and co-author of the new book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance.

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