Help Is On The Way Comedy Tour Kountry Wayne
Named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2021, Kountry Wayne (a.k.a. Wayne Colley) has garnered a loyal following from his widely popular digital sketches and hilarious standup, generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry as one of comedy’s most notable rising stars.
Since his first Facebook post in October 2014 went viral, the charismatic comic has amassed millions of followers across Facebook and Instagram, where fans tune in daily to his viral sketches featuring original characters such as Drip and Buddy, with cameos from notable celebrities including Ludacris, Mike Epps, Charlamagne tha God and Lamar Odom, to name a few.
Keeping it real, mining comic gold from the everyday and applying his genius for freestyling, Wayne is a master comic storyteller. In 2017 Wayne embarked on the 150-date national “Child Support Tour,” selling out clubs and theaters across America. That wasn’t just a clever moniker – he’s the dad of ten kids and even as he builds his own entertainment legacy, he’s all about securing the future for them.
“My hashtag, my mantra, is ‘Help is On The Way!’ – that’s my slogan, I own it, because I believe God’s got my back and your back and whatever is stressing you out today, it won’t last because help is truly on the way,” says Wayne, whose endearingly funny way with English comes from growing up “Kountry” in Millen, GA (pop. 3500), between Statesboro and Augusta. He was given what became his stage name during a stint living and going to school in Savannah in the mid-2000s.
In January 2020, Wayne began his “The People’s Champ” North American tour, travelling to cities across the U.S. and Canada including Miami, Pittsburgh, West Palm Beach, Phoenix and more. In the spring of 2021, Wayne performed in arenas alongside comedy heavyweight, Mike Epps, on the “In Real Life Comedy Tour,” ranked #1 on Pollstar’s Top Global Concert Tour list. Wayne was featured on MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” with Nick Cannon, starred in the BET original Christmas rom-com film, “Holiday Heartbreak,” and debut at #10 of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians List, which includes Ricky Gervais, D.L Hughley, and Kevin Hart. Most recently, Wayne wrapped his “Straight Out The Mud” tour presented by Live Nation.
Wayne, along with Kym Whitley, currently co-hosts “I Love Us,” a new comedy clip show on BET+. Additionally, Wayne is set to release his first book “Help Is On The Way” in April 2023 – a memoir covering everything from his childhood, past struggles and path to success. Up next, he will be starring alongside Chloe Bailey, Quavo, Mack Wilds, Druski, and more, in Universal Pictures’ “Praise This,” produced by Will Packer and directed by Tina Gordon.
With his humble roots and unbridled energy, Wayne continues to build his audience with cutting edge yet clean, curse free material whose appeal transcends all cultural lines and is fit for (and often draws) the whole family. All while still posting content online daily.
Kountry Wayne (a.k.a. Wayne Colley) announces his HELP IS ON THE WAY comedy tour. The tour marks Wayne’s return to the stage following his STRAIGHT OUT OF THE MUD spring 2022 tour, where the charismatic comic performed to sold-out crowds in theaters across the US. The HELP IS ON THE WAY comedy tour will stop in Cincinnati at Taft Theatre on Friday, March 24.
Wayne’s career highlights over the past few years include being named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2021, starring in the BET original Christmas rom-com “Holiday Heartbreak” (2021), featured on MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” with Nick Cannon, and releasing his debut EP, “Drip & Zay,” with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, Zaytoven. Wayne, along with Kym Whitley, currently co-hosts “I Love Us,” a comedy clip show on BET+ that premiered this past summer. Up next, he will be starring alongside Chloe Bailey, Quavo, Mack Wilds, Druski, and more, in Universal Pictures’ “Praise This,” produced by Will Packer and directed by Tina Gordon.
In addition to the HELP IS ON THE WAY Comedy Tour, Wayne is set to release his first book of the same name on April 18, 2023 through Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. In the memoir, Wayne shares his seemingly impossible story with hopes to inspire others to see that no matter where you started from or how stuck you feel right now, the possibilities for living a rich, full life are limitless. The foreword is written by NAACP Image Award-winning actor and comedian, Cedric the Entertainer.
Since his first Facebook post went viral in 2014, Wayne’s career continues to climb, while garnering a loyal fan base. His widely popular digital sketches draw in millions of viewers daily across Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube channel, featuring original characters written by Wayne and cameos from notable celebrities including Ludacris, Mike Epps, Charlamagne tha God and Lamar Odom, to name a few.
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