Stand Up Science

Comedians + Scientists = Stand Up Science

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 a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts ahas and hahas.

What to Expect:
As your host, Shane kicks the evening off with some of his bestmaterial on brainy topics, before introducing two local scientists to give talks and a second comedian to deliver their most cerebral material. At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage for a panel discussion led by audience questions.


Adrienne Massanari
Adrienne Massanari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include gaming, digital cultures, design, gender, and ethics. Her 2015 book, Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit, discusses Reddit’s culture and politics. Massanari’s work has also appeared in a bunch of academic journals that most people haven’t read. She is currently researching how Silicon Valley facilitated the rise of the alt-right, so please send her cute cat GIFs.

Shannon Noll
Shannon Noll is a stand up comedian based out of Chicago, IL. They have performed all over the city and the country including CYSK (Chicago and LA), Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), Comedy Corner Underground (Minneapolis), SF Sketchfest, and Limestone Comedy Festival (Bloomington). They currently perform as a member of the queer team Baby Wine at The Annoyance Theater and cohost the podcast Murdertown. Shannon's comedy is based in their experiences ranging from working as a chicken wing delivery driver to life as a genderqueer adult often mistaken for a little boy. Shannon is often described as extremely likable and this has been proven by the fact that Shannon gets away with talking about top surgery in small towns across the midwest.

Roy Christopher
Roy Christopher marshals the middle between Mathers and McLuhan. He's an aging BMX and skateboarding zine kid. That’s where he learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. He has since written about music, media, and culture for everything from magazines and blogs to journals and books. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University Chicago. As a child, he solved the Rubik’s Cube competitively.

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