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  • Tacoma, WA 98402
  • United States

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.

Guests

Lea Dunn
Lea Dunn is an expert in consumer psychology who studies how consumers interact and form relationships with brands. Her research examines how environmental influences such as emotions, mortality reminders, and social cues (e.g., through online reviews and social media) influence perceptions of and relationships with brands. Her publications appear in top academic journals including Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Marketing Research.

Kermet Apio
Kermet Apio was born and raised in Hawaii but has lived in Seattle since attending the University of Washington. He has appeared on Comedy Central and is a regular on Sirius/XM Radio. He is a past winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival.

Mathew Isaac
Mathew Isaac is the Genevieve Albers Professor and Associate Professor of Marketing at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. His research, which focuses on consumer judgment and decision-making, examines topics ranging from the processing of numerical information to the role of gender identity maintenance in eco-friendly consumption. His work has been published in leading scientific journals and widely featured in business and popular press, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Time, Forbes, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Men's Health, Women's Health, and Fast Company


Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Show is 18+