Comedian Shane Mauss Talks Mental Health, Psychology and Psychedelics at Go Bananas

Mauss uses his experience as a bi-polar comedian to explore consciousness and behavior

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Shane Mauss

These days, Shane Mauss is exploring the meaning of life.

“I really like to talk about some of our subconscious decision making,” he says. “I’m also bi-polar and have been writing material about that recently. And then there are the struggles to improve my life and this journey we’re all on.”

Last year he did a tour of 111 cities with a show called Good Trip. “It was about psychedelics and people turned out to be very interested in the subject matter,” he says.

Talking about psychedelics is really just a leaping off point for Mauss to discuss psychology and consciousness in an interesting way.

His podcast, Here We Are, also informs his stand-up set. “I interview a lot of neuroscientists, psychologists and behavioral economists, and then I kind of work some of that stuff into my act.”

8 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 17); 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday (Jan. 18) and Saturday (Jan. 19); 8 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 20). $8-$14. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.  

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