Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beers =
Stand Up Science
Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science!
Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts ahas and hahas
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 stigma of being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring. Until now.
Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds. This thought-provoking night of laughs will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations.
What to Expect:
As your host, Shane kicks the evening off with some of his best material on brainy topics, before introducing special guest speakers and performers. Guests range from Ivy League professors presenting groundbreaking academic research to local stand-up comedians delivering their most cerebral material.
At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage and opens the floor for a Q&A and interactive discussion with the audience.
About the host and origins of Stand-Up Science:
Shane Mauss leads two lives. In one life, he tours full-time as a 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, Epix and more.
In his other life as the host of the podcast Here We Are, he’s interviewed over 200 of the world’s leading academic experts 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.
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.
Brooke Balliett is a licensed marriage and family therapist and board registered psychological assistant in Los Angeles, CA. Brooke is a therapist on the Los Angeles MAPS Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, a psychotherapist specializing in emotional intelligence, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Jungian psychotherapy, and also provides direct service, supervision and training in harm reduction services at events worldwide with the Zendo Project, Kosmicare and RGX Medical. Additionally, she provides clinical supervision in depth psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration for early career psychotherapists.
Dr. Marta is a psychiatrist in private practice at the California Center for Psychiatric Treatment (CCPT), where his clinic provides adult psychiatric care with a specialization in using ketamine for treatment-resistant Depression. He is also the founder of New School Research, a company that conducts clinical trials with a focus on psychedelic research. He is the principal investigator at the Los Angeles site of phase II and III trials using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD for the study sponsor, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Ramin Nazer is a comedian + artist based in Los Angeles. He is the author of After You Die, Cave Paintings for Future People, and Infinite Elephants. He was named one of the New Faces of Comedy at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and has performed stand-up on the The Late Late Show on CBS. Ramin has appeared on the Here We Are Podcast with Shane Mauss, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. His debut album You Were Good Too is available for streaming everywhere along with his weekly podcast Rainbow Brainskull.
“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
Doors 7:00 | 18+ General Admission
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