He moved to America from Bangladesh to study Chemical Engineering before falling in love with stand-up comedy. Shafi has toured with Sam Morril, Nick Griffin, Phil Hanley, and has been featured at multiple comedy festivals. He produces a Summer Comedy Festival in NYC. He has been published on various satire websites, and made his television debut on "Kevin Hart's LOL Network". He is the producer of "Penthouse Comedy Show", which has been described as one of the top comedy shows by "TIME OUT NY." In 2021, he was named one of New York's Funniest Stand Ups by the New York Comedy Festival.