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, and Shang won the bet.
After that he caught the comedy bug and quickly became an underground favorite with his dark, edgy, avant-garde, sociopolitical style. The charismatic comic has proven his stand up skills with appearances nationwide and abroad, with one of the most memorable performances on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and he won two half-hour comedy specials on BET's Comicview Grandstand. Other appearances include HBO's Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival's Best of the Fest, Politically Incorrect, NBC's Comedy Showcase, MTV’s Choose or Lose, CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, ABC’s Comics Unleashed, National Lampoon Live: New Faces - Volume 1, and Comedy Central’s Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza. Shang is also a co-producer and host of BET’S Access Granted and is a regular on BET’s Comicview, which airs weeknights at 10 PM. Incidentally, BET reaches 80 million cable households according to Nielsen Media Research.
As an actor, Shang has been making headway into recent guest starring roles on episodes of NBC’S Heroes, CBS’ NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ABC’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, NBC’s Passions, and Warner Bros.’ The Jamie Foxx Show. He just finished shooting a pilot for Fox called Faceless, written and directed by hot new director Joe Carnahan, who worked on Narc and Smokin' Aces, and produced by Tony Krantz, who worked on 24, The PJs, and Sports Night. Shang will be co-starring in the upcoming movie Divine Intervention directed by Van Elder. On the radio front, Shang has one of the most played comedy specials on XM Radio called Live on Broadway, taped at the world famous Caroline’s on Broadway in New York.
In addition, he will be featured in several upcoming international televised shows in Japan, Ireland, London, and Amsterdam, and will continue to rise to the top of the comedy ranks with high-profile acting and televised stand up and personal appearances.