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.
Mark Alan Smith
Mark Alan Smith is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Communication and Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. Smith’s research and teaching focuses on American domestic politics, including elections, public opinion, interest groups, and religion. He is the author of two award-winning books, American Business and Political Power: Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy; and Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics. He is a regular commentator on national and state politics for print, radio, and television outlets.
Andrew’s very personal and fun storytelling comedy, combined with his exemplary work ethic has earned him high praise from some of the best comedians in the business. Andrew is a regular opener for Christopher Titus and has toured across North America and Europe with Steve Hofstetter. Aside from his television appearances on NBC & FOX, Andrew was featured in the popular “Truth or Drink” webseries from WatchCut and is a regular guest on Seattle’s #1 morning show “BJ & MIGS.” He released his first comedy special “Laffy Taffy” in 2018 through Drybarcomedy.com with clips accumulating 10 million views on facebook.
Mark Forehand is the Pigott Family Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Department of Marketing at University of Washington's Foster School of Business. He has authored numerous scholarly publications in Psychology, Marketing and Public Health, writing extensively on implicit cognition, social biases, and the role of identity in consumer behavior and health. Professor Forehand also holds adjunct positions in the Department of Global Health and the Department of Health Services and helped found the Health Marketing Research Center, a multi-million dollar CDC Center of Excellence. His work in public health has also received support from the National Institutes for Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Together with a colleague from Wharton, he is currently editing a book compiling decades of research on consumer identity processes.
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Show is 18+