Shang, Comedian and Actor
Shang has come a long way from the boroughs of New York. Originally from Brooklyn, this Carnegie Mellon University graduate and aspiring illustrator began his comedy career on a dare. A friend bet him $50 to take the stage during open-mic night at a local comedy club, SHANG won the bet. He used comedy as a vehicle to express his passionate perspective on politics and current events. SHANG caught the comedy bug and quickly became an underground favorite with his dark, edgy avant-garde, socio-political style.
The charismatic comic has proven his premiere stand-up skills with nationwide appearances and abroad with one of the most memorable performances of 1995 on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." Subsequently, he has won two half-hour comedy specials on BET's "Comic View: Grand Stand."
SHANG's Conscious Comedy
SHANG has cemented his position as one of the brightest funnymen in the business according to the LA Times and his political and explosive humor is showcased on HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival Special "Best of the Fest". Other appearances include Politically Incorrect will Bill Maher, BBC's Funny Business, Mun2's Loco Comedy Jam, NBC'S Comedy Showcase, MTV's Choose or Lose, National Lampoon's New Faces, Comedy Central's Jamie Foxx-presents "Laffapalooza" and was a co-Host on Russell Simmon's "One World Music Beat."
SHANG "The Producer"
SHANG is a co-producer and host of BET'S Access Granted and a regular performer on Bet's Comic View, which airs weeknights at 10pm on BET (Incidentally, BET reaches 80 million cable households according to Nielsen Media Research). He has displayed impressive comedic acting and writing ability as a series regular on the late-night laugh-fest "The Newz" and was a contributing writer for George Magazine.
SHANG "The Actor"
SHANG is also an Actor. He has obtained starring roles on episodes of CBS's "NCIS", ABC's "The Suite life of Zack & Cody, " NBC's "Passions," WB's The Jamie Foxx Show & just finished shooting a pilot for FOX TV Called "FACELESS," written & directed by Joe Carmahan ("Narc" & "Smoking Aces") and produced by Tony Krantz ( "24" The PJ's & Sports Night). The debut of SHANG's first major release CD entitled "SHANGRY!!", on Uproar Records is in stores now. SHANG currently has one of the most played comedy specials on XM Radio, "Live on Broadway" taped at the world famous Caroline's on Broadway in New York City.
SHANG's Current Projects
SHANG recently appeared as a stand-up comedian on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and Comics Unleashed on CBS, is featured on Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, received a starring role in Heroes on NBC, and co-star of "Devine Intervention" written & directed by Van Elder and BullsEye Productions. Currently, SHANG is the voice of "Def Poets" on HBO and Drako in the animated television series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." SHANG will continue to rise to the top of the comedy ranks with high-profile acting roles and televised comedic performances and personal appearances. He is available for pubic appearances, comedy shows and special events.