Withshanemaussanddansuperdeluxe_2 How did Shane Mauss, a virtually unknown stand-up comedian from Boston in February, find himself telling jokes on Conan O’Brien in March? This photo of him (center) with me and Dan Pasternack of Super Deluxe only tells part of the story.

Read my in-depth story in the Boston Phoenix.

After the jump, photos of Shane Mauss and friends the night he debuted on Conan!

Shaneconan1 5 p.m., March 21, Shane Mauss in his dressing room for Conan

Shaneconan2 12:30 a.m., March 22, Mauss checks his e-mails as friends and comedians Dan Boulger, Rob O’Reilly and Maggie MacDonald get excited for the show to air

Shaneconan3 1:30 a.m., March 22, Mauss and friends watch Mauss on TV

Shaneconan4 1:35 a.m., March 22, A toast, for he’s a jolly good comedian