Codeblack Deal with Shang to Include Distribution and Digital Rights to Comedic Material
“Edgy, Political and Extremely Funny”-
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 and marketed.
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.
He served as co-host on Russell Simmon’s “One World Music Beat” and 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.
As Shang 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!”
Adds Michael 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!”