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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

Dr. Peter McGraw
Dr. Peter McGraw, a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is an expert in the interdisciplinary fields of emotion and behavioral economics. His research examines the interrelationship of judgment, emotion, and choice. McGraw is a world leader in the study of humor. He directs The Humor Research Lab (HuRL), is the co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, and hosts the podcast I’M NOT JOKING. McGraw’s work has been covered by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, BBC, and CNN. As a marketing and psychology professor, he teaches graduate courses in behavioral economics and marketing management for the University of Colorado, University of California – San Diego, and London Business School. He gives talks at elite universities (e.g., Harvard, Stanford) and Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Google, Viacom).

Uma Karmarkar
Uma Karmarkar is a professor at UCSD with a dual appointment between the School for Global Policy and Strategy and the Rady School of Management. She holds PhD’s in both neuroscience and consumer behavior, making her part of a new-ish field called neuroeconomics. Her research explores the neural and psychological mechanisms that drive how we use information in the world around us to help make everyday decisions. Some of this involves studying how people handle lots of information in familiar settings, like deciding what to buy in grocery stores. Other work involves studying how people use different kinds of information in uncertain setting, like when making financial investment decisions. One of her favorite career achievements was having some of her research featured in a question on the NPR radio show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

Ramin Nazer
Ramin Nazer is a comedian + artist based in Los Angeles. He is the author of After You Die, Cave Paintings for Future People, and Infinite Elephants. He was named one of the New Faces of Comedy at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and has performed stand-up on the The Late Late Show on CBS. Ramin has appeared on the Here We Are Podcast with Shane Mauss, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. His debut album You Were Good Too is available for streaming everywhere along with his weekly podcast Rainbow Brainskull.

Show starts at 8pm.
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