Stand-up Comedians + Scientists + Beer = Stand Up Science
Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host and La Crosse native Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science!
Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you a one-of-a-kind 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.
Keely Rees is Professor & Director in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Keely’s research and teaching has focused on numerous issues in the health field for over 20 years. Her research has focused on prenatal care, exercise prescription and behaviors during and after pregnancy, social support for pre-conception and prenatal nutrition, tobacco use during pregnancy, and sexuality education and advocacy for young children, teens, and parents, and exercise adherence, nutrition and wellness consultation for adults. Keely teaches health policy & advocacy, motivational interviewing, grant-seeking, and women’s health courses, trainings, and workshops in universities, hospital, schools. Dr. Rees has taught internationally in Ireland, Spain and Costa Rica with other universities, researchers, and organizations identifying ways to better prepare health educators in the field.
Ryan A. McKelley
Ryan A. McKelley, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and associate chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He teaches courses on health psychology, behavior modification, abnormal psychology, group counseling, and men and masculinities. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, mostly in the area of men and masculinities. Specific research and presentation topics include men’s help-seeking, alternative treatment models, non-traditional work and family roles, fatherhood, men and depression, marketing mental health, and health psychology. Dr. McKelley has provided clinical services in several different clinical settings, and currently maintains a small private practice providing individual therapy and clinical supervision. He is the President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities, a division of the American Psychological Association. His wife and two daughters are a daily reminder of the important role men have in co-creating a more compassionate and connected world.
Born and raised in La Crosse, the magic of Joseph James has been doing magic and wowing his friends and fans for 13 years. Whether it's by making a card change right before your eyes, making a ring float in thin air, or by making a coin vanish, his magic is sure to impress and entertain.
Doors open at 6:30p. Show starts 7:30pm.
$15 advanced tickets. $22 at the Door. ($12 early bird tickets through Dec 8)
This show is 21+