Stand-up Science with Shane Mauss
Stand-up comedy and science both reveal the 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. They simply just need the right platform to shine. Now, comedian Shane Mauss brings you the perfect blend of the two!
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 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.
A little about Shane Mauss: 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 shows 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!
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