This edition of Profilin’ features Sheng Wang, stand-up comedian and lover of grubbin & cyclin. Along with a frequent touring schedule that takes him ’round the country, Sheng has a half-hour showcase premiering on Comedy Central THIS FRIDAY! Don’t miss it! Also, he has a restaurant in NYC Chinatown named after him. Kinda. Go there and order the special and tell ’em Sheng sent ya.
Greetings, I am…
Sheng Wang. Comedian. Guy.
I’ve been known to bitch about…
Very little. But if I must…let it be about those with incredibly narrow minds when it comes to eating food.
My influences are…
America, Mitch Hedberg, Tom and Jerry, Rene Magritte, Mom, cheeseburgers.
On a Saturday night you can find me….
Telling jokes on stage.
On a Tuesday night you can find me…
That’s for me to know and for you to find out. Remember when people used to say that? What does that even mean? Why would it be for you to find out? I mean it sounds like it’s pretty private, right? Well, it’s not. I’d probably just be telling jokes like on Saturday…or writing, reading, or drinking with friends (I prefer going out on school nights).
My usual drink/poison is….
Good whiskey and hoppy beers.
If I was a superhero my name would be…
“Id” – as in the part of Freud’s psyche model that acts on the “pleasure principle.”
The last song/album I listened to is…..
Sit Down, Man – Das Racist.
I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with…
Favorite thing to do in New York….
Ride my bike.
Free Association time! First word I think of after “Asian America”:
My weapon of choice is….
Be sure to check out my…
Half hour Comedy Central special on Jan 28th 11:30pm. I know it’s a Friday…DVR it!Vodpod videos no longer available.
Sheng Wang is a Taiwanese Texan who developed and honed his comedy in the thriving standup community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a healthy penchant for absurdity and self-deprecation make his act universally accessible and hilarious.
He has toured with the Comedians of Comedy and American Eagle’s ‘Campus Comedy Challenge.’ He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gotham’ and attended the ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival in Montreal. His half hour Comedy Central Presents will air Jan 28th 11:30pm. NBC just awarded him with a one year holding deal for 2011.
Sheng Wang currently resides in New York City.