Shane Mauss Presents
‘A GOOD TRIP’
100+ City Psychedelic Comedy Tour
Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Hi! I’m Shane Mauss. You may have heard about this tour on Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, Duncan Trussell Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Never Not Funny, Doug Loves Movies, Put Your Hands Together, or one of many other podcasts. But I wanted to give you some more information about the show here.
Before I tell you about this show, it’s standard for comedians to gloat about their accomplishments in an effort to convince you of our crediblility: I’ve been a comedian for twelve years. Nine years ago I won an award for Best Stand-Up at the HBO US Comedy Festival and became a fulltime national (and sometimes international) headliner. Since then I’ve appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, five times on Conan, and have specials on Comedy Central and Netflix.
Now let me tell you about this show 'A Good Trip'. 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 impact on my life. But more relevant to this show, they are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. 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 funny stories of experiences, and part Ted Talk. I will take us on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics. I will share personal 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.)