Codeblack Deal with Shang
to Include Distribution and Digital Rights
to Comedic Material
Los Angeles - Comedian/satirist Shang has
been venting across stages in America and beyond for almost two decades.
Politically irreverent at times, cutting edge, insightful and inciting, his
humor is known to cut like a sharp knife, revealing budding truths hidden just
below the surface of what is seemingly real.
His brand is about to
take on another dimension as Incite Talent Management (ITM) has
announced a new deal with Codeblack Entertainment. The signing
includes the distribution and digital rights to past content owned by Shang in
the form of CDs and DVDs as well as the inclusion of future content.
As Codeblack Entertainment is the nation's leading producer and
distributor of urban themed content, the agreement represents yet another
milestone in the evolution of Shang's comedic offerings. Shang will be
recording and producing ringtones as part of the packaging as well as short
video vignettes and sketches for airing on CodeblackTV. In addition, classics,
such as Shang's debut CD, "Shangry!!" on Uproar Records will now be re-released
A native of New York now residing in Los Angeles, Shang
has cemented his position as one of the brightest and most stimulating funnymen
in the business. His explosive political and social stances have earned him
appearances on screens and stages that include Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment
Stand Up on STARZ, HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival Special "Best of the Fest,"
"Politically Incorrect," BBC's "Funny Business, " Mun2's "Loco Comedy Jam,"
NBC'S "Comedy Showcase," and MTV's "Choose or Lose" just to name a few.
as co-producer and host of BET's "Access Granted" in addition to appearing
regularly on BET's "Comic View." As the political and comedic voice of "Vote
First" an initiative launched by the National Coalition on Black Civic
Participation's (NCBCP) Unity '08 Campaign, Shang helped to spearhead a
grassroots movement credited with propelling the hip hop generation to the polls
to vote early in the last historical presidential election.
is known to irreverently point out, "These may be jokes but I ain't jokin'!"
His searing observation about society, race, politics and sex reflect a path
paved by comedic legends Lenny Bruce, Dick Gregory, Richard
Pryor and George Carlin. With regard to Codeblack
Entertainment, he reflects, ""It's great to be finally working with Codeblack,
the #1 urban marketing company in the world. I appreciate their vision in
bringing me on board. My humor is not for the weak- minded or the
weak-hearted. It has always been my intention to incite change and this deal
offers me yet more ammunition to be able to do so!"
J. Duarte, from ITM, "It is with great joy and excitement that I
announce our partnership with Codeblack. They are the leaders with what they
do. The combination of Codeblack and Shang makes for a powerhouse presentation.
Comedy may never be the same!"
For a dose of what Shang is brewing, go
to http://www.IAmShang.com and stimulate your brain cells and funnybone now! To catch him live,
check out his tour dates below:
JULY 09 JULY- 1ST-5TH-THE IMPROV- DENVER CO
JULY 8TH-12TH-THE COMIC
STRIP COMEDY CLUB -EL PASO TX
JULY 15TH-30TH-KOREA MIL TOUR- KOREA
31ST- THE CELEBRITY THEATRE-PHOENIX AZ
AUG 1ST THE FOX THEATRE-BAKERSFIELD CA
AUG 7TH-THE LAUGH FACTORY-HOLLYWOOD CA
8TH-CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL-PITTSBURGH PA
AUG 12TH-16TH-THE UPTOWN COMEDY CLUB
AUG 20TH- THE BLACK OAK CASINO-SONORA CA
AUG 21ST -DOWNTOWN
COMEDY CLUB- LOS ANGELES CA
AUG 22ND-FORT SAM HOUSTON NCO CLUB- SAN ANTONIO
AUG 28TH-29TH-THE LAUGH HOUSE- PHILA PA
SEPT 3RD-6TH-MORTY'S COMEDY JOINT -INDIANAPOLIS IN
24TH-UNC GREENSBORO-GREENSBORO N CAROLINA
SEPT 30TH- CLUB KARMA-VICTORVILLE
OCT 4TH- THE COMEDY PALACE-SAN
OCT 16TH-THE STERLING HOTEL-DALLAS TX
COMEDY CLUB- TEMECULA CA