A Better Trip


Journey into the mind of a psychedelic astronaut with a consciousness-expanding comedy show that explores some of the most intriguing substances on Earth. At the intersection of science and psychedelics comes “A Better Trip,” the latest work from Shane Mauss.

This hilariously heady experience blends stories from Shane’s personal psychedelic experiences with the history, science, culture, and laws surrounding psychedelics in the US. But wait, there’s more … “A Better Trip” also blasts the audience into the multimedia cosmos with a HUGE display of vivid live visuals & custom animations backing the entire performance.

Comedy + Science + Psychedelics = A Better Trip w/Shane Mauss

In 2016, science podcaster, mental health advocate, and award-winning stand-up comedian Shane Mauss (Conan, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, Showtime) partnered with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) and embarked on an epic, sold-out 111-city psychedelic comedy tour ‘A Good Trip.’ Along the way, a film crew followed him, making the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’.

That tour was the inspiration for the animated series Comedy Central’s ‘Tales From the Trip’ where Shane is the most regular and most viewed storyteller.

“A Better Trip” FAQ’s

Q: Is prior experience with psychedelics necessary to enjoy the show?

A: No experience necessary! You don’t need to try psychedelics to enjoy the music and art that’s inspired by them. In fact, it’s very common for people who have seen one of my past shows to come back with people who they have been trying to explain psychedelics to. I’ve spent decades making the ineffable accessible.

Q: Will you be on drugs while performing?

A: No. Although I come up with much of this material during experiences, there is nothing appealing about performing while tripping. Why do psychedelics and go to work? What a waste of psychedelics.

Q: Are you going to pass out psychedelics to everybody?

A: Umm NO. Obviously. But if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going; maybe one day these outrageous drug laws will change. I often have local meet-up groups and organizations join my meet-and-greet after the show so interested audience members can find more information and support in their area.

Q: Should I come tripping?

A: I’m not going to tell you how to live your life, but it’s not what the show was designed for. It’s not a Pink Floyd laser light show in a planetarium 😉 (I personally I enjoy tripping in nature).

Stand-up comedy generally requires more of an attention span and this show is much smarter and more informative than typical stand-up. The show was made to integrate past experiences, learn while laughing, and inspire better future trips. You will reflect fondly on this show during future experiences.

Q: What’s your favorite part about the show?

A: I’ve done traditional stand-up full-time for nearly 20 years and various sciencey themed shows for 10 years. I’ve performed nearly everywhere at every kind of venue and audience I can imagine. The psychedelic audiences are always the best combination of friendly, smart, attentive, enthusiastic, and fun. And sometimes I get to see strangers with this similar interest make new friends. It’s a great community.

Doors at 6; show at 7 p.m.

This is an 18+ show

Additional Information

Run Time:
120 min


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