KFAT Comedy Jam with Wali Collins
Occurs multiple days
April 22, 2017
7:00 pmNorth Long Bar
New York City’s number one comedian. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Wali was working on being the best Architect New England has ever known.But the calling for show business was too strong. Wali was and still is an accomplished drummer. He played in bands, did session work, but that wasn’t enough. He needed more. Always having a keen sense of humor, his parent surged him to try stand-up comedy. His first time onstage Wali was convinced that he had bombed, but the manager paid him and asked him to come back every week as a featured act. Wali Collins has been going strong ever since. Wali moved to New York City to work on a show for Comedy Central called “Stand-up Stand-up”. He hosted the largest funniest, most varied collection of stand-up comedians in the world. Wali Collins is a regular at all of the main stream Comedy clubs in the United States including New York City and Los Angeles. He even headlines and tours at Comedy clubs in Europe and Asia.Collins’ television credits include NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC’, VH1, Comedy Central.David Letterman caught Wali’s act and recruited him to warm-up for his show. Later that season Wali performed his stand up on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. Quoted by GQ magazine “Wali’s true purpose becomes evident”.Wali also is featured in the Oxygen Network's series, "Crazy Love".If Wali’s face looks familiar to you it’s because you’ve seen him in over 30 national television commercials.This year catch Wali in the Stanley Tucci film, “Blue Angel”. And will appear in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series, “The Get Down”. He also has landed roles in such films like Chris Rock’s, Top Five. Nia Vardalos', "I Hate Valentine's Day" and the "cult" hit “Coyote Ugly”,Wali is also the most sought after comedian for corporate events. IBM, L’Oreal, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Subway restaurants, Game Stop are just a few of the many companies. One of Wali's greatest achievements was hosting an event featuring for First Lady Michelle Obama. The show went so well he was asked to host another event this time featuring both Presidents Bush and Obama.In the words of Robert Klein, “Wali Collins is versatile, smart and very, very funny.” Wali is headed only one way, Stardom. If you haven’t seen Wali do his thing in either stand up or acting, you’re missing out on one gifted man.
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