Sheng Wang

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Sheng Wang
Birth nameSheng Wang
Born (1980-01-08) January 8, 1980 (age 40)
Taipei City, Taiwan
MediumStand-up, Television
NationalityTaiwanese American
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
Years active2002-present
GenresObservational comedy
Websiteshengwangtime.com

Sheng Wang (born January 9, 1980 in Taipei) is a Taiwanese-American stand-up comic and staff writer for ABC sitcom series Fresh Off the Boat from 2015 to 2018[1].

Early life and education[edit]

Wang earned a Bachelor of Science in Business at the University of California, Berkeley from 1998–2002[2][3]. After graduating, he began practicing stand-up in San Francisco and New York City.

Career[edit]

Wang was a featured performer in 2007 at Montreal Comedy Festival. On January 28, 2011, Comedy Central Presents aired his first thirty-minute special broadcast on national television. In January 2011, he won top honors at NBC Universal's Seventh Annual "Stand Up for Diversity" comedy search, including a one-year talent holding deal with that studio.[4] Wang also appeared on Comedy Central's John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show in 2012[5].

Wang also appeared on Comedians of Comedy, American Eagle's Campus Comedy Challenge, and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham.

He competed in the 2015 season of Last Comic Standing, earning a spot in the top 10 contestants. Wang released an album Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers in 2015[6].

In 2019, Wang appeared on the HBO Special 2 Dope Queens[7]. He also performed at Clusterfest 2019 opening for headliner John Mulaney.

Sheng Wang lives in California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CAAM (2015-11-30). "It's Sheng Wang's Time". CAAM Home. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  2. ^ Staff, Fan Huang | (2014-02-18). "Alumnus talks professionally clowning around in stand-up comedy". The Daily Californian. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  3. ^ "Q&A: BruinFest Comedy Show performer Sheng Wang shares advice on stand-up". dailybruin.com. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  4. ^ Sheng Wang Wins NBC's STAND-UP FOR DIVERSITY, retrieved April 30, 2011.
  5. ^ "Sheng Wang | Stand-Up Comedian | Comedy Central Stand-Up". Comedy Central. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  6. ^ Desk, BWW News. "LAST COMIC STANDING Finalist Sheng Wang Announces Debut Album". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  7. ^ HBO (2018-03-19), Talkin' Trash About Safety w/ Sheng Wang | 2 Dope Queens | HBO, retrieved 2019-04-24

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