Comedian Shane Mauss (Comedy Central) brings his “Stand Up Science Tour” to Tacoma Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 7 (moved from Sept. 9) for a one-of-a-kind show that’s equal parts ha-ha and a-ha! Mauss opens the show with some of his brainiest standup followed by his special guests – including an area comedian and two local academics – who, in turn, will make you laugh as much as you learn. After the performances, Mauss and his guests return to the stage for an interactive discussion and Q&A with the audience.
It’s funnier than a TED Talk and smarter than your usual night of comedy. “Mauss has clearly found a popular niche in his natural fascination with the human mind. However, attendees should be forewarned: The show is still going to kill you with laughter,” as correctly stated in the Austin Chronicle. Mauss has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor and storytelling to cities all over the world and he has appeared on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, Epix and more. As the creator and host of the popular podcast “Here We Are,” Mauss further explores his love of science and entertains his listeners with his interviews with the world’s leading academic experts about our most fascinating traits, behaviors and finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. New episodes each week at www.herewearepodcast.com.
His MAPS sponsored solo show, “A Good Trip,” earned Mauss a large following and high praise for its balance of comedy and insight into modern psychedelic research while describing the ineffable. Mauss is also the subject of the new documentary film, “Psychonautics, A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30, ages 18-plus only. Tickets are $15-$20 and are available at www.tacomacomedyclub.com/shows/106230.
Tacoma Comedy Club is located at 933 Market St. Call (253) 282-7203.