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. 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”. Other appearances include “Politically Incorrect,”& the 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”& was a Co-Host on Russell Simmon’s “One World Music Beat.
Shang also is a Co-producer & host of BET’S Access Granted & is a regular on Bet’s Comic View, which airs weeknights at 10pm. (Incidentally, BET reaches 80 million cable households according to Nielsen Media Research). In addition, he has displayed impressive comedic acting & writing ability as a series regular on the late-night laugh-fest ”The Newz” & a contributing writer for George Magazine.
Now Shang has been making headway into the acting field with recent guest starring roles on episodes of On CBS’s “NCIS”, ABC’s “Zack & Cody”, NBC’s “Passions,” WB’s The Jamie Foxx Show & just finished shooting a pilot for FOX TV Called “FACELESS” written & directed by hot new directorJoe Carmahan (“Narc” & Smoking Aces) & 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 & 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 NY. In addition, he will 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 &televised stand up & personal appearances.
was a graduate at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington. He landed backing vocalist jobs for the R&B/pop group, Sweet Sensation, and hip-hop group The Boogie Boys. In 1987, he signed a recording contract with Epic/CBS Records. Terry's first single, "She's Fly", was released the same year, and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Forever Yours, Terry's debut album for Epic, was released in 1988, and reached the Top 40 of Billboard's R&B albums chart. The follow-up single, "Lovey Dovey", reached number four on the R&B charts, and "Forever Yours" climbed into the R&B Top 20.
Terry's second album, a self-titled release, included the single "With You" (his biggest hit) which reached the Top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, as well as the Top 10 on the R&B chart. "Everlasting Love", was a number-six R&B hit. After leaving Epic, Terry moved over to Virgin Records. His debut album for that label was 1994's Heart Of A Man. The single, "When A Man Cries", just managed the R&B Top 40, but the album was a commercial failure. The following year, Terry contributed background vocals on the single "Gotta Have Love", from Yolanda Adams's album More Than a Melody. He also appeared in the video. Terry has performed on the soundtracks to Gladiator starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tap starring Gregory Hines and King's Ransom starring Anthony Anderson.
In 1991, Terry earned two Soul Train Music Award nominations: Single of the Year and Artist of the Year for "With You".
His video for "With You" was produced by the legendary singer, Anita Baker and directed by Blair Underwood, who made a cameo appearance.
Terry is teaming up with one of the original writers / producers of "Everlasting Love" Robert Fowler now with One World Media, working on a new project.
Terry was featured in Sisterella, co-produced by Michael Jackson; Mama, I Want To Sing' David E. Talbert's His Woman, His Wife, co-starring Stephanie Mills; and more recently the national tour of Tall Dark and Handsome. The Wiz National Tour as the Tin Man.
From: Atlanta, GA
Jokes & Notes | Chicago
House of Blues | Chicago
DuSable Museum | Chicago
Crabigale’s Comedy Club | Joliet
Oakley Civic Arena | Quincy
Improv | West Palm Beach
Improv | Coconut Grove
Mahalia Center New | Orleans
Comedy Café Los | Angeles
Fox Theater | Atlanta
Uptown Comedy Club | Atlanta
Yuk Yuk’s | Toronto
Scott Air Force Base | Missouri
Fort Leonard Wood Army Base | Missouri
Comedy After Dark, US Armed Services | Germany
University of Illinois-Chicago | Chicago
Northern Illinois University | Dekalb
University of Illinois-Urbana | Urbana
Illinois State University | Normal
Eastern Illinois University | Charleston
University of Miami | Miami
Southern Illinois University | Carbondale
Columbia College | Chicago
Spirit of Chicago Cruise | Chicago
Odyssey II Cruise | Chicago
Joe’s Bar | Chicago
The Rumba | Chicago
Partyline (2007) ... Lee Sumner
Chasing Robert (2007) ... George Porter
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) ... Customer Horace
"BET's Comicview" (2 episodes, 2005)
- Episode #14.21 (2005) TV episode (writer)
- Episode #14.7 (2005) TV episode (writer)
"BET's Comicview" ... Comedian / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
- Episode #14.21 (2005) TV episode ... Himself/Comedian
- Episode #14.7 (2005) TV episode ... Himself/Comedian