2016 July 27: We are excited to host Shane Mauss to bring his psychedelic comedy show that combines comedy, science, and psychedelics to the Psychedelic Awareness Salon!
"Hi! I’m Shane Mauss. Most comedians write biographies in the third person, but I want to talk to you directly(ish). But first, it’s standard for comedians to gloat about their accomplishments: I’ve been a comedian for twelve years and a nationally (and internationally) touring headliner for the last nine. I’ve appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, five times on Conan, and have specials on Comedy Central and Netflix.
Probably the best way to get to know me and what this show is about is from my appearances on popular podcasts like You Made It Weird, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, The Bertcast, and TOFOP. Better yet, listen to my podcast Here We Are where I talk with a different scientist each week about the meanings of life.
I’ve been a psychonaut for almost 20 years (to me this means I use psychedelics to aid in gaining a deeper understanding of the mind). Psychedelics have had a significant and positive experience in my life. But more relevant to this show, they are also the source of some of the most hilarious and thought-provoking material that I’ve had in my entire career. So I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us. I’m hoping that is you.
Unlike a typical stand-up act that is 45 minutes of set-up, punch, repeat. This is an hour and a half show that is part stand-up, part storytelling, and part Ted Talk. I will take us on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics. I will share funny and enlightening experiences and talk about the effects of hallucinogens like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT. Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.
My hope is that I’m helping to both destigmatized and demystified hallucinogens in a fun way.
“BUT… isn’t drug humor cliché?” It often is, but this is not a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This is some of the most thoughtful and unique humor you will ever see.
WARNING: This show is about PSYCHEDELICS! It’s about learning about ourselves and looking at life differently. If you are a fan of meth, heroin, or any other idiotic drug like that, this show will probably only make you feel worse about yourself than you likely already do.
Finally, to answer your question, no! I will not actually be on drugs (at least not until I am done with work). But regardless, we’re all going to have a good trip."
DISCUSSION After the comedy show, there will be a brief intermission. For those that have the time to stick around, Shane will come back out and share some of his more serious thoughts and experiences and begin an open conversation about his ideas about the science behind psychedelics. Everyone is welcome to ask questions and participate.
Find out how you can see his full show by finding him on social media:
A few highlights form Shane's show: