Local academics have been selected to join comedian Shane Mauss (Comedy Central) who brings his Stand Up Science Tour to Palace Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for a show that's equal parts haha and aha. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20, available here. Palace Theatre is at 818 Georgia Ave., #118.
Review for the show:
Shane opens the show with some of his brainiest stand-up followed by three special guests including Vanderbilt Professors Dr. Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Dr. Tony Capra plus another comic, all of whom will take the stage in turns to make you laugh as much as you learn. After the performances, Shane 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 at Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss and guests.
Veteran comedian Shane 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, Shane 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.
Dr. Brown-Schmidt is an associate professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on the mechanisms by which people produce and understand utterances during the most basic form of language use: interactive conversation.
Dr. Capra is an associate professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. His specialty includes the use the tools of computer science and statistics to address problems in genetics, evolution, and biomedicine.