Shapel Lacey is an American comedian who has performed in front of thousands of audiences around the country. In 2019 he was chosen to perform at Comedy Central’s festival Clusterfest as part of their “Up Next” series, and was also named a “New Face” at the prestigious comedy festival Just for Laughs in Montreal, Canada.
Shapel’s unique life experiences (such as being adopted by a Caucasian family at age15), his punk rock mentality, and his stage presence, make for a truly original voice in the community. Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Shapel found ways to express himself and own his individuality at an early age. Shapel was cheerleading competitively for University of Louisville when someone dared him to take the stage as a comedian and he never looked back – dropping out shortly thereafter to pursue a career in stand up full- time. Diligence and the desire to grow led him from the Phoenix open mic circuit onto main stages where he regularly performed for comedians such as Bill Burr, Chris D’Elia, Hannibal Buress, Bryan Callen, Frank Caliendo, and now regularly in Los Angeles, California.