Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

Kings (map)

Shane Mauss Presents

A GOOD TRIP

Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)


I’ve been a psychonaut for almost 20 years (to me this means I use psychedelics to aid in gaining a deeper understanding of the mind). Psychedelics have had a significant and positive impact on my life. But more relevant to this show, they are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us. I’m hoping that is you. 

This is an hour and a half show that is part stand-up, part funny stories of experiences, and part Ted Talk.  I will take us on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics.  I will share personal experiences and talk about the effects of hallucinogens like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT.  (Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.) 

My hope is that I’m helping to both destigmatize and demystify psychedelics in a fun way.  I am an advocate for psychedelic studies and rights.  I’m in no way encouraging everyone to do them.  They aren’t for everybody.  They just happen to be for me! 

This tour lead to my documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’ in which I go on a series of adventures to deepen my understanding of psychedelics.  I describe the indescribable and takes you through some of my most intense experiences, while getting the added perspectives of some of the top scientists and experts in this realm.  With moments of both confusion and clarity, this documentary is an honest account of the experiences of a genuine Psychonaut.

‘A Good Trip’ has been heard about on Marc Maron's WTF, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.

Washington DC

Washington DC

The Comedy Loft (map)

Shane Mauss Presents

A GOOD TRIP

Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)


I’ve been a psychonaut for almost 20 years (to me this means I use psychedelics to aid in gaining a deeper understanding of the mind). Psychedelics have had a significant and positive impact on my life. But more relevant to this show, they are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us. I’m hoping that is you. 

This is an hour and a half show that is part stand-up, part funny stories of experiences, and part Ted Talk.  I will take us on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics.  I will share personal experiences and talk about the effects of hallucinogens like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT.  (Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.) 

My hope is that I’m helping to both destigmatize and demystify psychedelics in a fun way.  I am an advocate for psychedelic studies and rights.  I’m in no way encouraging everyone to do them.  They aren’t for everybody.  They just happen to be for me! 

This tour lead to my documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’ in which I go on a series of adventures to deepen my understanding of psychedelics.  I describe the indescribable and takes you through some of my most intense experiences, while getting the added perspectives of some of the top scientists and experts in this realm.  With moments of both confusion and clarity, this documentary is an honest account of the experiences of a genuine Psychonaut.

‘A Good Trip’ has been heard about on Marc Maron's WTF, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.

Newmarket, NH

Newmarket, NH

The Stone Church (map)

Shane Mauss Presents

A GOOD TRIP

Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)


‘A Good Trip’ is an informational comedy show about psychedelics that became a massive 111-city tour in 2016-17.  That tour inspired the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’ which is available on Amazon Prime.  The documentary combines perspectives of some of the top scientists with my own personal journey.

About me: I’ve been a professional stand-up comedian for over 15 years.  In the first half of my career, I followed the traditional comedy path.  I did Conan 5 times, had several Comedy Central appearances, as well as doing Showtime and Jimmy Kimmel.  Midway through my career I moved toward pursuing my natural curiosities with my science podcast ‘Here We Are’.  Each week on ‘Here We Are’, I interview scientists around the world about the meanings of life.  I’ve enjoyed combining science and comedy so much that I now tour full time with my new live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on each show.

About the show: Years ago, I was inspired to make ‘A Good Trip’ because I had been exploring psychedelics for over 20 years and wanted a platform to talk intelligently about the incredible impact they have had on my life and all of the possibilities modern research seems to be revealing. Psychedelics are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us and it’s been rewarding to see people connect with the show and meet other likeminded people in their community. 

This 90-minute solo show is 1/3 stand-up about psychedelics, 1/3 funny stories of experiences, and 1/3 science talk.  I will take us on a funny and enlightening journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics.  I will share personal experiences and talk about the effects of substances like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT.  And don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.  Many people that have seen the show have come back with family, friends, and others who they wanted to better understand the world of psychedelics.

My hope is that I’m helping to educate, destigmatize and demystify in fun way.  I am an advocate for psychedelic studies and rights.  I’m in no way encouraging everyone to do them.  They aren’t for everybody.  They just happen to be for me! 

‘A Good Trip’ has been heard about on Marc Maron's WTF, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.

The 111-city tour was meant to be a one-off tour.  But I have never gotten so many requests from people to bring it back to the area.  So, I’m doing a very limited number of cities one last time.  This will be your last chance to see this show in its entirety.

Portland, ME

Portland, ME

One Longfellow Square (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Tickets coming soon!

Providence, RI

Providence, RI

Comedy Connection (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Tickets coming soon!

Manchester, NH

Manchester, NH

The Shaskeen Pub (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

The White Bull Tavern (map)

Shane Mauss Presents

A GOOD TRIP

Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)


‘A Good Trip’ is an informational comedy show about psychedelics that became a massive 111-city tour in 2016-17.  That tour inspired the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’ which is available on Amazon Prime.  The documentary combines perspectives of some of the top scientists with my own personal journey.

About me: I’ve been a professional stand-up comedian for over 15 years.  In the first half of my career, I followed the traditional comedy path.  I did Conan 5 times, had several Comedy Central appearances, as well as doing Showtime and Jimmy Kimmel.  Midway through my career I moved toward pursuing my natural curiosities with my science podcast ‘Here We Are’.  Each week on ‘Here We Are’, I interview scientists around the world about the meanings of life.  I’ve enjoyed combining science and comedy so much that I now tour full time with my new live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on each show.

About the show: Years ago, I was inspired to make ‘A Good Trip’ because I had been exploring psychedelics for over 20 years and wanted a platform to talk intelligently about the incredible impact they have had on my life and all of the possibilities modern research seems to be revealing. Psychedelics are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us and it’s been rewarding to see people connect with the show and meet other likeminded people in their community. 

This 90-minute solo show is 1/3 stand-up about psychedelics, 1/3 funny stories of experiences, and 1/3 science talk.  I will take us on a funny and enlightening journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics.  I will share personal experiences and talk about the effects of substances like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT.  And don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.  Many people that have seen the show have come back with family, friends, and others who they wanted to better understand the world of psychedelics.

My hope is that I’m helping to educate, destigmatize and demystify in fun way.  I am an advocate for psychedelic studies and rights.  I’m in no way encouraging everyone to do them.  They aren’t for everybody.  They just happen to be for me! 

‘A Good Trip’ has been heard about on Marc Maron's WTF, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.

The 111-city tour was meant to be a one-off tour.  But I have never gotten so many requests from people to bring it back to the area.  So, I’m doing a very limited number of cities one last time.  This will be your last chance to see this show in its entirety.

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Rockwell Theater (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY

Helium Comedy Club (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Photo City (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Tickets coming soon!

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI

The Underground Collaborative (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Madison, WI

Madison, WI

The Brink Lounge (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE

Bourbon Theatre (map)

A Comedian + Psychedelics + A Scientist

Head Talks Live!

Presented by the Here We Are podcast

Shane Mauss is a stand-up comedian, science communicator 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.

Format
History - Shane will host the show and open with comedy about the history of psychedelic research before introducing special guest, anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin.
Ayahuasca - Sophia will give a talk about her book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) about the global spread of ayahuasca and plant communication. 
DMT- Shane will take you for an exciting and harrowing journey into the complex worlds of DMT. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of these substances)
Q&A – The show ends with a fun, informative and funny Q&A with the audience.
The show will be followed by a book signing and community meet & greet.

About Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss wears three hats.

1)    He is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has had five appearances on Conan, multiple appearances on Comedy Central and a variety of other shows.  He is best known for his recent appearances on podcasts like Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird’, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Marc Maron’s WTF.

2)    He is a science communicator who hosts the podcast ‘Here We Are’ where each week he travels to interview a different scientist about their work and the meanings of life.  The bulk of his latest touring is with his live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on the same stage for a night that is equal parts aha and haha.

3)   He is a psychedelic advocate and explorer whose 111-city comedy tour about psychedelics ‘A Good Trip’ was the inspiration for the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.  Available now on Amazon Prime, the documentary combines perspectives of some of the top researchers with Shane’s personal journey in a fun, enlightening, and somewhat turbulent adventure.

SPECIAL GUEST

About Sophia Rokhlin, MSc.
Sophia Rokhlin is an anthropologist and political ecologist exploring the world of plants. She is a co-author of the new book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019). Sophia is a Program Coordinator at the The Temple of the Way of Light, a indigenous plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian rainforest. She’s a member of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, and lives in the Amazon where she collaborates with indigenous communities conserving land and traditional knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t drug humor cliché?  

It sure can be! Good thing that this won’t be a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This show will feature some of the most thoughtful and unique humor and insights you’ve ever seen.  

Do I need to have psychedelic experience?
Absolutely not! Communicating these ideas to unfamiliar but curious people is incredibly rewarding for us.  From the beginning, the show has been built to make big ideas accessible to the psychedelic naïve while pushing some new, ambitious ideas further so that even the most experienced psychonaut will learn things and appreciate the way in which we have articulated these ineffable worlds.  One of our favorite things about this show is that psychedelic fans often invite their family and friends who they have always had a hard time explaining this subject to.

Are you guys going to be on psychedelics while presenting?
Negative! …why would an audience want to watch to people laying on the stage, talking about what color sounds like for 2 hours? (Not to mention from our side of things, tripping at work is a horrible waste of a good trip. No thank you.)

Are you going to pass out psychedelics out to everybody? 

Umm NO. Obviously not. Strike two for dumb questions. However — if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going, maybe one day these destructive/ignorant drug laws will change. 

Should I do psychedelics before the show?
You wouldn’t be the first one. I will not tell you what to do.  In my opinion, it’s not how I would choose to spend a trip.  I would rather be in nature.  It’s not a Pink Floyd laser light show — it’s a comedy and science talk. It’s about tripping and trippy ideas, not necessarily “trippy” (although everything in life is trippy, it just sometimes takes tripping to realize that). That being said, we’ve never heard of anything but positive experiences from people who have chosen to go that route.
We’ve just constructed this show in a way to inform and get people excited about their future experiences (and maybe see their past experiences in a new light!) There is a lot of great material that will help you on future trips that you may not retain if you are tripping.
We are not your mom. Choose your own adventure.

What is the most important thing to know about this show.
Get ready to crawl out of your shell and MEET PEOPLE!!! These audiences are made up of the best folks in a given city. It can sometimes be hard to find like-minded people out there. This is a great place to find the others. The psychedelic community can be a bit introverted and quiet. Take a chance! You will already have the topic of conversation as an ice-breaker.  Make some new friends. This is why we have a meet and greet after.

Wichita, KS

Wichita, KS

The Looney Bin (map)

Head Talks Live!

A Comedian + Psychedelics + A Scientist
Presented by the Here We Are podcast

Shane Mauss is a stand-up comedian, science communicator 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.

Format
History - Shane will host the show and open with comedy about the history of psychedelic research before introducing special guest, anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin.
Ayahuasca - Sophia will give a talk about her book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) about the global spread of ayahuasca and plant communication. 
DMT- Shane will take you for an exciting and harrowing journey into the complex worlds of DMT. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of these substances)
Q&A – The show ends with a fun, informative and funny Q&A with the audience.
The show will be followed by a book signing and community meet & greet.

About Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss wears three hats.

1)    He is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has had five appearances on Conan, multiple appearances on Comedy Central and a variety of other shows.  He is best known for his recent appearances on podcasts like Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird’, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Marc Maron’s WTF.

2)    He is a science communicator who hosts the podcast ‘Here We Are’ where each week he travels to interview a different scientist about their work and the meanings of life.  The bulk of his latest touring is with his live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on the same stage for a night that is equal parts aha and haha.

3)   He is a psychedelic advocate and explorer whose 111-city comedy tour about psychedelics ‘A Good Trip’ was the inspiration for the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.  Available now on Amazon Prime, the documentary combines perspectives of some of the top researchers with Shane’s personal journey in a fun, enlightening, and somewhat turbulent adventure.

SPECIAL GUEST

About Sophia Rokhlin, MSc.
Sophia Rokhlin is an anthropologist and political ecologist exploring the world of plants. She is a co-author of the new book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019). Sophia is a Program Coordinator at the The Temple of the Way of Light, a indigenous plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian rainforest. She’s a member of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, and lives in the Amazon where she collaborates with indigenous communities conserving land and traditional knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t drug humor cliché?  

It sure can be! Good thing that this won’t be a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This show will feature some of the most thoughtful and unique humor and insights you’ve ever seen.  

Do I need to have psychedelic experience?
Absolutely not! Communicating these ideas to unfamiliar but curious people is incredibly rewarding for us.  From the beginning, the show has been built to make big ideas accessible to the psychedelic naïve while pushing some new, ambitious ideas further so that even the most experienced psychonaut will learn things and appreciate the way in which we have articulated these ineffable worlds.  One of our favorite things about this show is that psychedelic fans often invite their family and friends who they have always had a hard time explaining this subject to.

Are you guys going to be on psychedelics while presenting?
Negative! …why would an audience want to watch to people laying on the stage, talking about what color sounds like for 2 hours? (Not to mention from our side of things, tripping at work is a horrible waste of a good trip. No thank you.)

Are you going to pass out psychedelics out to everybody? 

Umm NO. Obviously not. Strike two for dumb questions. However — if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going, maybe one day these destructive/ignorant drug laws will change. 

Should I do psychedelics before the show?
You wouldn’t be the first one. I will not tell you what to do.  In my opinion, it’s not how I would choose to spend a trip.  I would rather be in nature.  It’s not a Pink Floyd laser light show — it’s a comedy and science talk. It’s about tripping and trippy ideas, not necessarily “trippy” (although everything in life is trippy, it just sometimes takes tripping to realize that). That being said, we’ve never heard of anything but positive experiences from people who have chosen to go that route.
We’ve just constructed this show in a way to inform and get people excited about their future experiences (and maybe see their past experiences in a new light!) There is a lot of great material that will help you on future trips that you may not retain if you are tripping.
We are not your mom. Choose your own adventure.

What is the most important thing to know about this show.
Get ready to crawl out of your shell and MEET PEOPLE!!! These audiences are made up of the best folks in a given city. It can sometimes be hard to find like-minded people out there. This is a great place to find the others. The psychedelic community can be a bit introverted and quiet. Take a chance! You will already have the topic of conversation as an ice-breaker.  Make some new friends. This is why we have a meet and greet after.

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, OK

The Paramount Room (map)

Head Talks Live!

A Comedian + Psychedelics + A Scientist
Presented by the Here We Are podcast

Shane Mauss is a stand-up comedian, science communicator 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.

Format
History - Shane will host the show and open with comedy about the history of psychedelic research before introducing special guest, anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin.
Ayahuasca - Sophia will give a talk about her book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) about the global spread of ayahuasca and plant communication. 
DMT- Shane will take you for an exciting and harrowing journey into the complex worlds of DMT. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of these substances)
Q&A – The show ends with a fun, informative and funny Q&A with the audience.
The show will be followed by a book signing and community meet & greet.

About Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss wears three hats.

1)    He is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has had five appearances on Conan, multiple appearances on Comedy Central and a variety of other shows.  He is best known for his recent appearances on podcasts like Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird’, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Marc Maron’s WTF.

2)    He is a science communicator who hosts the podcast ‘Here We Are’ where each week he travels to interview a different scientist about their work and the meanings of life.  The bulk of his latest touring is with his live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on the same stage for a night that is equal parts aha and haha.

3)   He is a psychedelic advocate and explorer whose 111-city comedy tour about psychedelics ‘A Good Trip’ was the inspiration for the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.  Available now on Amazon Prime, the documentary combines perspectives of some of the top researchers with Shane’s personal journey in a fun, enlightening, and somewhat turbulent adventure.

SPECIAL GUEST

About Sophia Rokhlin, MSc.
Sophia Rokhlin is an anthropologist and political ecologist exploring the world of plants. She is a co-author of the new book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019). Sophia is a Program Coordinator at the The Temple of the Way of Light, a indigenous plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian rainforest. She’s a member of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, and lives in the Amazon where she collaborates with indigenous communities conserving land and traditional knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t drug humor cliché?  

It sure can be! Good thing that this won’t be a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This show will feature some of the most thoughtful and unique humor and insights you’ve ever seen.  

Do I need to have psychedelic experience?
Absolutely not! Communicating these ideas to unfamiliar but curious people is incredibly rewarding for us.  From the beginning, the show has been built to make big ideas accessible to the psychedelic naïve while pushing some new, ambitious ideas further so that even the most experienced psychonaut will learn things and appreciate the way in which we have articulated these ineffable worlds.  One of our favorite things about this show is that psychedelic fans often invite their family and friends who they have always had a hard time explaining this subject to.

Are you guys going to be on psychedelics while presenting?
Negative! …why would an audience want to watch to people laying on the stage, talking about what color sounds like for 2 hours? (Not to mention from our side of things, tripping at work is a horrible waste of a good trip. No thank you.)

Are you going to pass out psychedelics out to everybody? 

Umm NO. Obviously not. Strike two for dumb questions. However — if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going, maybe one day these destructive/ignorant drug laws will change. 

Should I do psychedelics before the show?
You wouldn’t be the first one. I will not tell you what to do.  In my opinion, it’s not how I would choose to spend a trip.  I would rather be in nature.  It’s not a Pink Floyd laser light show — it’s a comedy and science talk. It’s about tripping and trippy ideas, not necessarily “trippy” (although everything in life is trippy, it just sometimes takes tripping to realize that). That being said, we’ve never heard of anything but positive experiences from people who have chosen to go that route.
We’ve just constructed this show in a way to inform and get people excited about their future experiences (and maybe see their past experiences in a new light!) There is a lot of great material that will help you on future trips that you may not retain if you are tripping.
We are not your mom. Choose your own adventure.

What is the most important thing to know about this show.
Get ready to crawl out of your shell and MEET PEOPLE!!! These audiences are made up of the best folks in a given city. It can sometimes be hard to find like-minded people out there. This is a great place to find the others. The psychedelic community can be a bit introverted and quiet. Take a chance! You will already have the topic of conversation as an ice-breaker.  Make some new friends. This is why we have a meet and greet after.

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Sons of Hermann Hall (map)

Head Talks Live!

A Comedian + Psychedelics + A Scientist
Presented by the Here We Are podcast

Shane Mauss is a stand-up comedian, science communicator 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.

Format
History - Shane will host the show and open with comedy about the history of psychedelic research before introducing special guest, anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin.
Ayahuasca - Sophia will give a talk about her book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) about the global spread of ayahuasca and plant communication. 
DMT- Shane will take you for an exciting and harrowing journey into the complex worlds of DMT. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of these substances)
Q&A – The show ends with a fun, informative and funny Q&A with the audience.
The show will be followed by a book signing and community meet & greet.

About Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss wears three hats.

1)    He is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has had five appearances on Conan, multiple appearances on Comedy Central and a variety of other shows.  He is best known for his recent appearances on podcasts like Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird’, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Marc Maron’s WTF.

2)    He is a science communicator who hosts the podcast ‘Here We Are’ where each week he travels to interview a different scientist about their work and the meanings of life.  The bulk of his latest touring is with his live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on the same stage for a night that is equal parts aha and haha.

3)   He is a psychedelic advocate and explorer whose 111-city comedy tour about psychedelics ‘A Good Trip’ was the inspiration for the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.  Available now on Amazon Prime, the documentary combines perspectives of some of the top researchers with Shane’s personal journey in a fun, enlightening, and somewhat turbulent adventure.

SPECIAL GUEST

About Sophia Rokhlin, MSc.
Sophia Rokhlin is an anthropologist and political ecologist exploring the world of plants. She is a co-author of the new book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019). Sophia is a Program Coordinator at the The Temple of the Way of Light, a indigenous plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian rainforest. She’s a member of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, and lives in the Amazon where she collaborates with indigenous communities conserving land and traditional knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t drug humor cliché?  

It sure can be! Good thing that this won’t be a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This show will feature some of the most thoughtful and unique humor and insights you’ve ever seen.  

Do I need to have psychedelic experience?
Absolutely not! Communicating these ideas to unfamiliar but curious people is incredibly rewarding for us.  From the beginning, the show has been built to make big ideas accessible to the psychedelic naïve while pushing some new, ambitious ideas further so that even the most experienced psychonaut will learn things and appreciate the way in which we have articulated these ineffable worlds.  One of our favorite things about this show is that psychedelic fans often invite their family and friends who they have always had a hard time explaining this subject to.

Are you guys going to be on psychedelics while presenting?
Negative! …why would an audience want to watch to people laying on the stage, talking about what color sounds like for 2 hours? (Not to mention from our side of things, tripping at work is a horrible waste of a good trip. No thank you.)

Are you going to pass out psychedelics out to everybody? 

Umm NO. Obviously not. Strike two for dumb questions. However — if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going, maybe one day these destructive/ignorant drug laws will change. 

Should I do psychedelics before the show?
You wouldn’t be the first one. I will not tell you what to do.  In my opinion, it’s not how I would choose to spend a trip.  I would rather be in nature.  It’s not a Pink Floyd laser light show — it’s a comedy and science talk. It’s about tripping and trippy ideas, not necessarily “trippy” (although everything in life is trippy, it just sometimes takes tripping to realize that). That being said, we’ve never heard of anything but positive experiences from people who have chosen to go that route.
We’ve just constructed this show in a way to inform and get people excited about their future experiences (and maybe see their past experiences in a new light!) There is a lot of great material that will help you on future trips that you may not retain if you are tripping.
We are not your mom. Choose your own adventure.

What is the most important thing to know about this show.
Get ready to crawl out of your shell and MEET PEOPLE!!! These audiences are made up of the best folks in a given city. It can sometimes be hard to find like-minded people out there. This is a great place to find the others. The psychedelic community can be a bit introverted and quiet. Take a chance! You will already have the topic of conversation as an ice-breaker.  Make some new friends. This is why we have a meet and greet after.

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Spider House Cafe and Ballroom (map)

Head Talks Live!

A Comedian + Psychedelics + A Scientist
Presented by the Here We Are podcast

Shane Mauss is a stand-up comedian, science communicator 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.

Format
History - Shane will host the show and open with comedy about the history of psychedelic research before introducing special guest, anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin.
Ayahuasca - Sophia will give a talk about her book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) about the global spread of ayahuasca and plant communication. 
DMT- Shane will take you for an exciting and harrowing journey into the complex worlds of DMT. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of these substances)
Q&A – The show ends with a fun, informative and funny Q&A with the audience.
The show will be followed by a book signing and community meet & greet.

About Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss wears three hats.

1)    He is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has had five appearances on Conan, multiple appearances on Comedy Central and a variety of other shows.  He is best known for his recent appearances on podcasts like Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird’, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Marc Maron’s WTF.

2)    He is a science communicator who hosts the podcast ‘Here We Are’ where each week he travels to interview a different scientist about their work and the meanings of life.  The bulk of his latest touring is with his live show ‘Stand Up Science’ which combines two comedians and two scientists on the same stage for a night that is equal parts aha and haha.

3)   He is a psychedelic advocate and explorer whose 111-city comedy tour about psychedelics ‘A Good Trip’ was the inspiration for the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.  Available now on Amazon Prime, the documentary combines perspectives of some of the top researchers with Shane’s personal journey in a fun, enlightening, and somewhat turbulent adventure.

SPECIAL GUEST

About Sophia Rokhlin, MSc.
Sophia Rokhlin is an anthropologist and political ecologist exploring the world of plants. She is a co-author of the new book When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019). Sophia is a Program Coordinator at the The Temple of the Way of Light, a indigenous plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian rainforest. She’s a member of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, and lives in the Amazon where she collaborates with indigenous communities conserving land and traditional knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t drug humor cliché?  

It sure can be! Good thing that this won’t be a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This show will feature some of the most thoughtful and unique humor and insights you’ve ever seen.  

Do I need to have psychedelic experience?
Absolutely not! Communicating these ideas to unfamiliar but curious people is incredibly rewarding for us.  From the beginning, the show has been built to make big ideas accessible to the psychedelic naïve while pushing some new, ambitious ideas further so that even the most experienced psychonaut will learn things and appreciate the way in which we have articulated these ineffable worlds.  One of our favorite things about this show is that psychedelic fans often invite their family and friends who they have always had a hard time explaining this subject to.

Are you guys going to be on psychedelics while presenting?
Negative! …why would an audience want to watch to people laying on the stage, talking about what color sounds like for 2 hours? (Not to mention from our side of things, tripping at work is a horrible waste of a good trip. No thank you.)

Are you going to pass out psychedelics out to everybody? 

Umm NO. Obviously not. Strike two for dumb questions. However — if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going, maybe one day these destructive/ignorant drug laws will change. 

Should I do psychedelics before the show?
You wouldn’t be the first one. I will not tell you what to do.  In my opinion, it’s not how I would choose to spend a trip.  I would rather be in nature.  It’s not a Pink Floyd laser light show — it’s a comedy and science talk. It’s about tripping and trippy ideas, not necessarily “trippy” (although everything in life is trippy, it just sometimes takes tripping to realize that). That being said, we’ve never heard of anything but positive experiences from people who have chosen to go that route.
We’ve just constructed this show in a way to inform and get people excited about their future experiences (and maybe see their past experiences in a new light!) There is a lot of great material that will help you on future trips that you may not retain if you are tripping.
We are not your mom. Choose your own adventure.

What is the most important thing to know about this show.
Get ready to crawl out of your shell and MEET PEOPLE!!! These audiences are made up of the best folks in a given city. It can sometimes be hard to find like-minded people out there. This is a great place to find the others. The psychedelic community can be a bit introverted and quiet. Take a chance! You will already have the topic of conversation as an ice-breaker.  Make some new friends. This is why we have a meet and greet after.

Glendale, AZ

Glendale, AZ

Stir Crazy Comedy Club (map)

Shane Mauss has brought his unique blend of humor insights and storytelling to cities all over the world. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Showtime, BBC, Epix and has 5 appearences on Conan. He has also been a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Each week, as the curator and host of the science podcast ‘Here We Are’, Shane interviews the worlds leading academics about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. The podcast has led to his latest tour ‘Stand Up Science’ where he joins together comedians and scientists on the same stage for a night of learning and laughs.

His MAPS sponsored solo show, ‘A Good Trip’, earned Shane a large following and high praise for its balance of comedy and insight into modern psychedelic research while describing the ineffable. Shane is the subject of the new documentary film, ‘Psychonautics, A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics’.

Tickets coming soon!

MycoMeditations Psilocybin Retreat

MycoMeditations Psilocybin Retreat

MycoMeditations (map)

Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy with MycoMeditations in Treasure Beach, Jamaica

January 18-25 Private Retreat w/ Shane Mauss
This special psilocybin retreat is joined by special guest facilitator, comedian, and experienced psychedelic explorer Shane Mauss.

Shane Mauss has spent the last half of his comedy career doing science communication through his science podcast ‘Here We Are’ and psychedelic advocacy with a psychedelic comedy tour and the new documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.  This retreat is for those who listen to his podcast or have otherwise resonated with Shane’s perspectives through other work.  The goal is to create an opportunity to be joined by people with shared interests to explore psilocybin, have a cultural experience, and have a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

We will combine the magic of mushrooms with a scientific mindset for a therapeutic and explorative experience.

About Psilocybin

Psilocybin is one of the most powerful tools in the world for understanding ourselves, our planet and our very existence.

Psilocybin-assisted therapy is quickly becoming popularized as an exceptionally successful, cutting-edge method for the management of conditions such as treatment-resistant depression, various forms of anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Psilocybin-assisted therapy can catalyze enormous positive and lasting changes within individuals, as well as help unlock creativity and personal insights. 

Modern research is proving what traditional societies always knew, and what we, at MycoMeditations, have been seeing for years: little mushrooms can make big changes!

We have also found that the greatest immediate change is realized through subsequent dosing incorporated into a focused yet flexible psychedelic retreat setting rather than single dose, highly controlled sessions. Our team strives to ensure that conditions are met for you to get the most out of your work with psilocybin.

Our treatment model incorporates traditional knowledge, modern research, and psilocybin-assisted therapeutic practices. This allows participants to integrate and incorporate lasting lessons and insights gained from their psilocybin experience into daily life upon returning home from their psychedelic retreat.

‘Here We Are’ With Shane Mauss

Shane has over twenty years psychedelic experience. He has recently toured the country with a psychedelic comedy show called ‘A Good Trip’.  More than just a bunch of dumb drug jokes, ‘A Good Trip’ earned Shane national attention for his ability to use humor to convey complex ideas and to explain the difficult to articulate world of psychedelics.  Additionally, his psychedelic experiences and insights have made him a noteworthy guest on podcasts like The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird’, and WTF with Marc Maron.

This all became the inspiration for his new documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’ where audiences can follow some of his most intense experiences, while getting the added perspectives of some of the top minds in modern psychedelic research. Through the documentary, Shane met Eric Osborne, Mushroom Expert and Founder of MycoMeditations.  Shane joined one of the retreats in 2017 and was so blown away that he wanted to share these experiences with his fans.  Shane has been partnering with Mycomeditations to put together private retreats ever since.

MycoMeditations and Shane Mauss collaborative psychedelic retreats include:

  • One week in breathtaking Treasure Beach, Jamaica with Shane Mauss and other Here We Are Podcast fans

  • 3 group psilocybin-assisted therapy sessions with Shane and other facilitators

  • Group integration sessions with Shane and other Psychedelic experts

  • Comedy shows by Shane on two of the off nights

  • Several lodging options

  • Montego Bay Airport transportation services (pickup and drop-off) in Jamaica

  • Daily authentic Jamaican meals for breakfast and dinner

  • Massage sessions

  • Introduction to the historical and modern use of psilocybin mushrooms

  • Mushroom cultivation workshop

  • One ½ hour follow-up phone or zoom integration call

Ready. Set. Retreat.

Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, FL

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Sidesplitters (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI

Dr Grins (map)

Shane Mauss has brought his unique blend of humor insights and storytelling to cities all over the world. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Showtime, BBC, Epix and has 5 appearences on Conan. He has also been a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Each week, as the curator and host of the science podcast ‘Here We Are’, Shane interviews the worlds leading academics about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. The podcast has led to his latest tour ‘Stand Up Science’ where he joins together comedians and scientists on the same stage for a night of learning and laughs.

His MAPS sponsored solo show, ‘A Good Trip’, earned Shane a large following and high praise for its balance of comedy and insight into modern psychedelic research while describing the ineffable. Shane is the subject of the new documentary film, ‘Psychonautics, A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics’.

Tickets coming soon!

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak, MI

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle (map)

Shane Mauss has brought his unique blend of humor insights and storytelling to cities all over the world. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Showtime, BBC, Epix and has 5 appearences on Conan. He has also been a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Each week, as the curator and host of the science podcast ‘Here We Are’, Shane interviews the worlds leading academics about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. The podcast has led to his latest tour ‘Stand Up Science’ where he joins together comedians and scientists on the same stage for a night of learning and laughs.

His MAPS sponsored solo show, ‘A Good Trip’, earned Shane a large following and high praise for its balance of comedy and insight into modern psychedelic research while describing the ineffable. Shane is the subject of the new documentary film, ‘Psychonautics, A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics’.

Tickets coming soon!

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak, MI

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists = 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 an unforgettable 2 hour 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.

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

Tickets coming soon!