Shang Forbes & Aaliyah Ford
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. Shang has cemented his position as one of the brightest funnymen in the business and his political and explosive humor has been showcased on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, BET’s “Comic View Grand Stand”, HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival “Best of the Fest”. Other appearances include “Politically Incorrect,” BBC’s “Funny Business”, MTV’s Choose or Lose, and Comedy Central’s Jamie Foxx presents “Laffapalooza”.
Now Shang has been making headway into the acting field with recent guest starring roles on episodes of on “NCIS”, “Zack & Cody”, “Passions,” “The Jamie Foxx Show”. 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.
Aaliyah Ford is originally from Chicago and is the fourth of 9 children. Aaliyah learned early the power of humor to draw attention to herself, both at home and at school. Aaliyah, with brother Bernard, always made family and friends laugh and she has always wanted to be a comedienne.
Aaliyah moved to NC in 1993 and stepped into the comedy world in November 2011. She has performed at Charlie Goodnights, Blinco’s, Zydeco, Flashback’s Comedy TV, Long Branch, TJ’S Night Life, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Dirty South Comedy Theater (DSI), Motorco, Back Bar Comedy and on the BET Apollo Live in 2012 as well as the J Spot in Los Angeles California.
This event is sponsored by the JCC Student Government Association.
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM
($9.00 in advance)