Des Moines, IA Stand-up Science

Des Moines, IA Stand-up Science

Des Moines Social Club (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = Stand-up Science

Comedian and science podcaster Shane Mauss presents a show that combines some of the best insights from interviewing 200 scientists to explore our behaviors, traits, and search for meaning. Joining him will be performances/talks from local professors and stand-ups in a show that is equal parts ahas and hahas.

Funnier and edgier than a TED Talk and smarter than traditional stand-up, Stand-up Science combines the best elements of these two worlds PLUS Q&As where you the audience get to be involved!

Stand-up comedy sometimes caters to the lowest common denominator and doesn’t respect the intellect of the audience.  Science can sometimes come off as intimidating or unrelatable.  Stand-up Science is a show that is thought-provoking yet accessible.  Not only will you leave feeling smarter after a night of laughs, but you’ll have take-aways to foster more stimulating conversations at home, work and in your social and dating lives.

Tickets will be available soon!

Portland, OR Stand-up Science

Portland, OR Stand-up Science

The Siren Theater (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = Stand-up Science

Comedian and science podcaster Shane Mauss presents a show that combines some of the best insights from interviewing 200 scientists to explore our behaviors, traits, and search for meaning. Joining him will be performances/talks from local professors and stand-ups in a show that is equal parts ahas and hahas.

Funnier and edgier than a TED Talk and smarter than traditional stand-up, Stand-up Science combines the best elements of these two worlds PLUS Q&As where you the audience get to be involved!

Stand-up comedy sometimes caters to the lowest common denominator and doesn’t respect the intellect of the audience.  Science can sometimes come off as intimidating or unrelatable.  Stand-up Science is a show that is thought-provoking yet accessible.  Not only will you leave feeling smarter after a night of laughs, but you’ll have take-aways to foster more stimulating conversations at home, work and in your social and dating lives.

Tickets will be available soon!

Seattle, WA Stand-up Science

Seattle, WA Stand-up Science

Laughs Comedy Club (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = Stand-up Science

Comedian and science podcaster Shane Mauss presents a show that combines some of the best insights from interviewing 200 scientists to explore our behaviors, traits, and search for meaning. Joining him will be performances/talks from local professors and stand-ups in a show that is equal parts ahas and hahas.

Funnier and edgier than a TED Talk and smarter than traditional stand-up, Stand-up Science combines the best elements of these two worlds PLUS Q&As where you the audience get to be involved!

Stand-up comedy sometimes caters to the lowest common denominator and doesn’t respect the intellect of the audience.  Science can sometimes come off as intimidating or unrelatable.  Stand-up Science is a show that is thought-provoking yet accessible.  Not only will you leave feeling smarter after a night of laughs, but you’ll have take-aways to foster more stimulating conversations at home, work and in your social and dating lives.

Tickets will be available soon!

Tacoma, WA Stand-up Science

Tacoma, WA Stand-up Science

Tacoma Comedy Club (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = Stand-up Science

Comedian and science podcaster Shane Mauss presents a show that combines some of the best insights from interviewing 200 scientists to explore our behaviors, traits, and search for meaning. Joining him will be performances/talks from local professors and stand-ups in a show that is equal parts ahas and hahas.

Funnier and edgier than a TED Talk and smarter than traditional stand-up, Stand-up Science combines the best elements of these two worlds PLUS Q&As where you the audience get to be involved!

Stand-up comedy sometimes caters to the lowest common denominator and doesn’t respect the intellect of the audience.  Science can sometimes come off as intimidating or unrelatable.  Stand-up Science is a show that is thought-provoking yet accessible.  Not only will you leave feeling smarter after a night of laughs, but you’ll have take-aways to foster more stimulating conversations at home, work and in your social and dating lives.

Tickets will be available soon!

Appleton, WI

Appleton, WI

Skyline Comedy Club (map)

Originally from Wisconsin, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Since that time he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, has had a Comedy Central Presents, a Netflix special ‘Mating Season’, and most recently released album inspired by breaking both of his feet in a hiking mishap called ‘My Big Break’ which spent time at #1 on the comedy iTunes charts. 

Shane has also been getting a lot of attention as a popular guest on podcasts such as Marc Maron’s WTF, Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tanks, Doug Loves Movies, Never Not Funny, Getting Doug with High, Keith and The Girl. 

His favorite thing to do while traveling around the country is to find scientists in the area to interview for his podcast “Here We Are”. The podcast explores psychology, sociology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, evolution, marketing and all things related to the meanings of life.

Friday December 28th.
First show doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Second show doors open at 9:30pm. Show starts at 10pm.

Saturday December 29th.
First show doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Second show doors open at 9:30pm. Show starts at 10pm.

Washington DC

Washington DC

The DC Comedy Loft (map)

Originally from Wisconsin, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Since that time he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, has had a Comedy Central Presents, a Netflix special ‘Mating Season’, and most recently released album inspired by breaking both of his feet in a hiking mishap called ‘My Big Break’ which spent time at #1 on the comedy iTunes charts. 

Shane has also been getting a lot of attention as a popular guest on podcasts such as Marc Maron’s WTF, Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tanks, Doug Loves Movies, Never Not Funny, Getting Doug with High, Keith and The Girl. 

His favorite thing to do while traveling around the country is to find scientists in the area to interview for his podcast “Here We Are”. The podcast explores psychology, sociology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, evolution, marketing and all things related to the meanings of life.

Thursday February 14th.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. - Live Taping of ‘Here We Are’ Podcast

Friday February 15th.
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Washington DC, Stand Up Science

Washington DC, Stand Up Science

The DC Comedy Loft (map)

Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = 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 90 minute 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

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