Raw, real and wickedly-hilarious, “Kountry” Wayne Colley’s 2500 (and counting!) microformat digital videos have catapulted him from life in small town Georgia to mega social media superstar and comedy sensation, selling out clubs and theaters across America. Since his first Facebook post in October 2014 went viral, the charismatic comic has amassed over 4 million followers across Facebook and Instagram.
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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 a the 150-date national “Child Support Tour” throughout the U.S. That wasn’t just a clever moniker – he’s the dad of nine kids and even as he builds his own entertainment legacy, he’s all about securing the future for them.
Wayne is currently on his follow-up “Gift of Gab Tour,” drawing SRO crowds everywhere from Boston, San Antonio, Milwaukee and West Palm Beach to Edmonton. Bucking traditional PR, he posts the dates on his Facebook page, and hundreds click immediately to grab tickets. He’s building 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.
“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.
Within a few months of his first posts, with his fan base increasing by the tens of thousands every week, he began making paid appearances, giving his fans their coveted photo ops. These events quickly led to more lucrative hosting and then full-fledged standup gigs. The game plan now is, like other successful social media personalities, is leveraging his talent and charismatic persona into work in film and TV. It’s only a matter of time before the powers that be in Hollywood catch on to the comic gold that “Kountry” Wayne’s world can bring to the cultural conversation.