Wali Collins was born in Springfield Massachusetts. Studied Architectural technology in college.
He worked during the week designing buildings and played drums on weekends. However, the entertainment bug got the better of him. So he went after his dream to be an actor but stand up comedy looked so intriguing. With hard work and a lot of one nighters, Wali became an accomplished comedian that landed him a hosting job on Comedy Central. He was the first African American to have his own show on the network. Wali went to headline colleges and clubs all over the world. He’s one of most sort after comedians in the corporate world. Companies such as PepsiCo, GameStop and Buick. And has MC’d events that included Michelle Obama and then later worked with former Presidents George Bush, Sr. and Barak Obama. Wali has appeared in over 30 national and international commercials.
You’ve seen him on every TV network and streaming platforms, Netflix and Hulu. Be sure to check out his latest project which is called, WAIT. WHAT? with Wali now on YouTube. And lastly, Wali is a published author. His book called, The Y’NEVANO (you never know) Book of Encouragements. Available now on Amazon.com.
Feb. 11, 2021
In this episode we hear the personal journey of a man that worked during the week designing buildings and played drums on weekends, and then the entertainment bug got the better of him. So he went after his dream to be an actor until his love of stand up comedy sent him in a new direction. Wali Col…