Comedians + Scientists = 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 a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts ahas and hahas

What to Expect:

As your host, Shane kicks the evening off with some of his best material on brainy topics, before introducing two local scientists to give talks and a second comedian to deliver their most cerebral material. At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage for a panel discussion led by audience questions.

Below are some clips from past Stand Up Science shows, as well as some podcasts where you can hear Shane talking about the show.

Life After Death

At the Stand Up Science show in Seattle, an audience member asks the panel about life after death.


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


Duncan trussell family hour - first appearance

Shane has appeared on The DTFH three times discussing science, psychedelics, and more.

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.


Here we are - objection

Join Comedian Shane Mauss as he interviews science experts across the country in a journey to find out what makes us who we are.


wtf with marc maron

This is a great episode to hear Shane’s whole background and the evolution of his career.

Mark Forehand

Professor Mark Forehand doing his guest set at our Stand Up Science show in Seattle. Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds. 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.


You made it weird - First appearAnce

Shane has appeared on Pete Holme’s Podcast four times, talking about the psychedelic tour, cognitive biases, and the meanings of life. The second episode is one of the most popular podcasts he’s done.