I’ve been a psychonaut for almost 20 years (to me this means I use psychedelics to aid in gaining a deeper understanding of the mind). Psychedelics have had a significant and positive impact on my life. But more relevant to this show, they are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us. I’m hoping that is you.
This is an hour and a half show that is part stand-up, part funny stories of experiences, and part Ted Talk. I will take us on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics. I will share personal experiences and talk about the effects of hallucinogens like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT. (Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.)
My hope is that I’m helping to both destigmatize and demystify psychedelics in a fun way. I am an advocate for psychedelic studies and rights. I’m in no way encouraging everyone to do them. They aren’t for everybody. They just happen to be for me!
This tour lead to my documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics’ in which I go on a series of adventures to deepen my understanding of psychedelics. I describe the indescribable and takes you through some of my most intense experiences, while getting the added perspectives of some of the top scientists and experts in this realm. With moments of both confusion and clarity, this documentary is an honest account of the experiences of a genuine Psychonaut.” – Shane Mauss
‘A Good Trip’ has been heard about on Marc Maron’s WTF, Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.