City Steam And The Brew Ha Ha Present: Wali Collins - Featured in Chris Rock's Film "Top Five"

Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

City Steam And The Brew Ha Ha Present: Wali Collins - Featured in Chris Rock's Film "Top Five"

with David Drake and Dylan Vattelana


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, Netflix, Hulu. 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”.

He was nominated three years in a row as “College Campus Entertainer of the Year”. 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.

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.

David Drake

Since starting stand up in Chicago a bunch of years ago, he has been invited to perform in over two-dozen national festivals, been featured in Comcast's televised stand up specials 'Who's Laughing Now?' and 'Trial by Laughter', and will appear on this season of Laughs on Fox. In 2014, he was named one of Complex Magazine's ‘Comics to Watch Under 30’ and the Chicago Tribune called him an ‘Affable new face we wont soon forget.’ He is a producer of Comedians You Should Know NYC, cast member at ComedySportz Chicago, and his first album ‘Dave’ debuted in the Top 5 of the iTunes comedy charts. David currently performs nationwide while working out a niche in New York's legendary comedy scene and sometimes he'll eat fries off your plate. He feels bad about that. He's sorry... I'm sorry. I'm David Drake. This was me the whole time.

Dylan Vattelana

Regular at The Improv, tours with Patrick O'Donnell

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