SHANG FORBES  - Comedian


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-mike night at a local comedy club; Shang won the bet, caught the comedy bug, and quickly became an underground favorite with his dark, avant-garde, socio-political style. The charismatic comic has proven his premiere stand-up skills with appearances nationwide and abroad.
 
With one of the most memorable performances of 1995 on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam” and two half-hour specials on BET's "Comic View Grand Stand," Shang has cemented his position as one of the brightest African-American funnymen in the business. His passionate and explosive humor has also been showcased on "Politically Incorrect,” "NBC’s Comedy Showcase," Comedy Central's “Comedy Cabaña" & was also selected as one of the "Best of the Fest" on HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival Special. In addition, he has displayed impressive comedic acting ability as a series regular on the late-night laughfest "The Newz," guest starred on episodes of "The Jamie Foxx Show" and "The Parenthood," and was co-host on "Russell Simmons One-World Music Beat."

The debut of Shang's first major release CD entitled "SHANGRY!!” on Uproar Records was just released in all major music stores to rave reviews. He will also be featured in several upcoming international televised shows in Japan, Ireland, London and Amsterdam. Shang will continue to rise to the top of the comedy ranks with high-profile acting and televised stand up and personal appearances in 2003-2004.