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. He felt It was a way to get the things that he was passionate & angry about that he saw in the world. So he caught the comedy bug & 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 appearances nationwide and abroad With one of the most memorable performances of 1995 on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" & won Two half-hour Comedy specials on BET's "Comic View Grand Stand. Shang has cemented his position as one of the brightest funnymen in the business & his political and explosive humor has been showcased on HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival Special "Best of the Fest".