Having recently tied up a 100+ city tour throughout the US, Shane Mauss is bringing his psychedelic comedy routine, A Good Trip down under.
The show involves a mixture of storytelling, stand-up and a little education on the history, laws and science behind the world of psychedelics.
“It’s an interesting subject as are the stories that go along with it. There has been a lot of research and people are starting to realise the benefits associated with psychedelics”
Having personnel experiences with hallucinogens such as mushrooms, DMT and LSD, Shane explained why mushrooms were his favourite choice, “I don’t like to lump them in the same category as other drugs, a lot of those are addictive where you can’t take psych’s every day. With mushrooms, you come out of it knowing what’s going on, you will think about what happened on DMT for the rest of your life and you can’t tell too many people you’ve gone and talked to an alien, you might just end up in the psych ward.”
Combining his experiences with knowledge, Shane also has a science podcast, Here We Are where he has been working with the subject of psychedelics for quite a while.
“It happened quite organically, I’d tried a few shows with the subject of psychedelics and the audience loved it.”
Using psychedelics to deeper understand the mind, Shane is an advocate for the studies and rights of these drugs and has been for the last 20 years. His show is a one of a kind, hilarious and an insightful trip, but should you ask Shane whether to attend the show on psychedelics his response will be “I think that’s a waste. I’d rather come to my show straight and decide what adventure to take after.”
Oct 28. Comedy Store, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park. $39+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.comedystore.com.au
By Riley Hooper