Originally from La Crosse, WI, Shane Mauss moved to Boston in 2004 (at the supple, tender age of 23) to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a standup comedian. In less than three years, Shane caught his big break when he was awarded Best Standup Comic at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007.
Shane’s TV credits include three appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, Two appearances on BBC’s The World Stands Up, and in what is easily his strangest television appearance to date: Playboy TV’s Night Calls.
Shane has been in several comedy festivals around the world including The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, The Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, The Sydney Comedy Festival, and The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
April 16, 2019
Stand-up comedian and host of the podcast Here We Are Shane Mauss joins Howard, Stard and Hugo to count down the latest charts! Shane shares his psychedelic expertise as they spotlight the top trending music videos on YouTube. Later, they debate theories of the mind and which drugs give the best superpowers during the Movie Chart before rounding it all off with an eclectic new set of Hot Picks.
This episode is sponsored by Joybird (www.joybird.com/CHARTED code: CHARTED).
June 27, 2018
Cam and Rhea talk “This Is Us,” rich people and “The Little Mermaid.” Sets from Michelle Biloon, Mohanad Elshieky, Mary Radzinski, Shane Mauss and Casey Ley.
This episode is brought to you by Hearts Beat Loud film and Daily Burn (www.dailyburn.com/PYHT).
February 8, 2017
Jonathan sits down with stand-up comedian Shane Mauss to talk about psychedelics, the pros and cons of edibles, and microdosing. And how was the first time Jonathan did shrooms? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Shane Mauss Shane Mauss: http://www.shanemauss.com Shane Mauss on Twitter: @shanecomedy Here We Are Podcast: http://www.herewearepodcast.com Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious
October 3, 2016
Psychedelics, maaaaan! Gateway to the inside of your miiiiiiiind! Enemy of the maaaaan, maaaaan! Also, a thing that’s been around for so long in human history, we don’t even have an accurate date for when our ancestors started doing them. They’ve just been, for all we know, a common way to explore, escape and seek spiritual oneness for hundreds of thousands of years.
Some great stuff has been conceived of while on psychedelics: while on LSD, Francis Crick conceived of the double-helix shape of DNA, Steve Jobs cites LSD as one of the major influences of his life’s work, and some biblical scholars think the Bible may have been written with the aid of some magic mushrooms. So why does the government hate the stuff? Especially as more research is coming out that says that psilocybin (the active ingredient in mushrooms) does wonders for the terminally ill and MDMA may be the key to curing PTSD.
On this week’s podcast Jack O’Brien enlists the help of comic Shane Mauss and Cracked editor Robert Evans to find out. First Jack and Shane examine some of the medicinal effects of psychedelics, from mushrooms to DMT to MDMA, and talk about how America’s war on drugs is prohibiting important research into these areas. Later, Robert Evans calls in to discuss how some ancient cultures got high and how an individual’s reaction to drugs may not be chemical, but cultural.
Also, make sure to come see our THREE live shows this October!
First, at 9pm on Thursday, October 6th at the UCB Sunset Inner Sanctum, Jack O’Brien and Daniel O’Brien take a behind-the-scenes look at America’s most under-appreciated profession: teachers. Along with the cast of TruTV’s ‘Those Who Can’t’ and some real-life teachers who would like to remain anonymous, they’ll take a look at the secret and alcohol-fueled lives of the people who we entrust to mold the minds of our nation’s youth. Tickets are FREE, but it’s first come, first serve, so make sure to arrive early. More info is available here: https://goo.gl/XcGndb
Next, at 7pm on Saturday, October 8th at the UCB Sunset Theatre, Jack O’Brien and Nick Mundy co-host a sequel to last year’s Halloween episode. Cracked’s Tom Reimann and comedians Eric Lampaert, Anna Seregina and Ryan Singer guest to share more real-life stories of death, disappearance and potentially the great beyond. Tickets are $5 and available here: https://goo.gl/wTyocv
Finally, you can see us on Saturday, October 29th at the Now Hear This podcast festival in Anaheim, California. We’re on an amazing lineup with other podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, Doug Loves Movies, I Was There Too and Superego. Use promo code CRACKED to get 25% off 3-day GA passes. Tickets and information available here: https://goo.gl/R8gzMX
Shane’s Website: https://goo.gl/QvIFeB
Shane’s Podcast, ‘Here We Are’: https://goo.gl/S4FgA5
Robert’s Book, ‘A Brief History of Vice’: https://goo.gl/LcVmEv
Business Insider: Yes, Bayer Promoted Heroin for Children: https://goo.gl/z4LC0K
Scholarly Article: The Five-Factor Theory of Personality: https://goo.gl/MiUTBo
The Big Five Personality Test: https://goo.gl/13RfI0
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy: https://goo.gl/T71TtO
MAPS: Ego Death & Psychedelics: https://goo.gl/QlJb8L
Kids Take the Marshmallow Test: https://goo.gl/HR1uK1
Natural History: Epigenetics and the Dutch Hunger Winter: https://goo.gl/ywxsto
The New Yorker: The Trip Treatment: https://goo.gl/aLu7bR
Sebastian Junger, ‘Tribe’: https://goo.gl/W8bVWY
Cracked: 4 Awful Ways Our Ancestors Got High: https://goo.gl/2anEd8
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January 31, 2012
If I could turn back time, I would spend the time listening to Professor Blastoff! This week we discuss time travel with comedian Shane Mauss (listeners at home, we hope you are applauding after reading his name), who joins us for a conversation about chaos theory, the butterfly effect, and other confusing ways to think about time. A non-linear timeline? That’s nuts!