One of New York City’s top comedians. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Wali was and still is an accomplished drummer. Wali has played in R&B, Pop, Funk and Jazz bands. And he was the youngest to ever join the New England Jazz Society.
After College, Wali was working on being the best Architect New England has ever known. But the calling for show business was too strong. He played in bands, did session work, but that wasn’t enough. He needed more.
Always having a keen sense of humor, his parents urged him to try stand-up comedy. His first time on stage 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.
He also landed small roles in films like the independent feature, "Submission", starring Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock's "Top Five". And in the "cult" classic, “Coyote Ugly”.
Check out Wali in the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down" and Hulu's, "Difficult People".
Wali has appeared in over 50 national and international television commercials.
Wali is one of the most sought after comedians for corporate events. His clean and clever style plus his quick wit awards him to host and or perform for major companies like PepsiCO, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, GameStop, L'Oréal, Motorola, Verizon and Buick.
Wali's unique talents landed him the opportunity to work with presidents Bush and Obama and first lady, Michelle Obama.
Enjoy Wali's YouTube channel called, "WAIT. WHAT?! with Wali. It's a compilation of videos and photos that are going to make you rethink about the world we live in.