Who has a better blend of brains and funny bone: Scientists or comedians?

Find out on Saturday, March 18th as Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts hosts Funny or True?, the comedy game show where the audience gets to decide.

Funny or True? pits scientists against comedians to see who is smartest and funniest. The audience uses their smartphone to vote in real-time for their favorite answers to brainy questions submitted by contestants. By blending wisdom with wisecracks, contestants are awarded points for producing the funniest or “truthiest” answers.

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

Meet the contestants:

Comedian Shane Mauss was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Mauss has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, Comedy Central, and has his own Netflix special entitled “Mating Season”.

Comedian Janae Burris, a Los Angeles native who now lives in Denver, has performed standup and improv comedy for ten years. Her television appearances include “Hidden America with Jonah Ray.” She is a member of the comedy group the Pussy Bros and is the reigning champion of the Comedy Works New Faces Contest.  

Dr. Stefanie Johnson is an assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. She completed her PhD at Rice University and is particularly interested in the effects of unconscious biases in the evaluation of women and minorities. Johnson has presented her work around the world, including at the White House.

Dr. Bill Farrand works for the Space Science Institute, where his current projects include the  NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission. Among his other extensive work in planetary science, Farrand is also involved with projects to develop new processing techniques for the analysis of hyperspectral image data.