Stand Up Science

Speaker Name: 
Jeremy Sanford
Speaker Title: 
Professor of MCD Biology
Speaker Organization: 
UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
Start Time: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
End Time: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 9:00pm
Location: 
155 S River St Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Abstract:

Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science!  

Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you an unforgettable 2 hour show that is equal parts ahas and hahas 

Stand-up comedy and science have a lot in common. They both reveal truth, change our perceptions, and challenge the status quo. So why are they so underappreciated?  Admittedly, comedy sometimes underestimates the intelligence of their audience, catering to the lowest common denominator. And science has the stigma of being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring. Until now. 

Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds. This thought-provoking night of laughs will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations.  

Bio:

Shane Mauss leads two lives. 

In one life, he tours full-time as a stand-up comedian. Shane has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor, thoughtful insights and storytelling to cities all over the world, as well as TV spots on Conan, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, Epix and more. 

In his other life as the host of the podcast Here We Are, he’s interviewed over 200 of the world’s leading academic experts about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. Each week Shane illuminates a new area of research for the show’s 50,000 loyal listeners, earning a 5-star rating on iTunes. 

Shane’s unique background, comedy, and personal philosophies have also made him a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Jeremy Sanford as a Guest:

Jeremy Sanford is an RNA biologist working at UC Santa Cruz. He studies the flow of information, carried by ribonucleic acid (RNA) from our genes to proteins and how this process fails in human inherited diseases. Dr. Sanford is a Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a member of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Molecular Biology of RNA, as well as the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.

Event Type: 
Event