Dallas Cowboys fan Kountry Wayne gets his own Netflix special

Barry Gipson
2 min readSep 20, 2023

How a Dallas Cowboys fan and father of 10 leveraged social media heat to pop a stand-up comedy special on Netflix

Kountry Wayne  Netflix Jesus is Poppin Comedy Stand-Up
Wayne Colley grew up with aspirations of becoming a super-star rapper, however, those ambitions quickly changed when he posted a video to Facebook in 2014 and became a viral sensation overnight.

The Popcorn Effect

I once heard Paul Wall from Houston Texas explain the “Popcorn effect” in relation to his rap career. When it comes to Kountry Wayne from Millen Georgia however many Dallas Cowboys fans are familiar with his after-game rants and skits shared on social media. I watched his new Netflix stand-up comedy and wanted to share my reactions with you here.

The “Popcorn effect” he shared, let’s say for example 3 potential comedians (instead of rappers) start out on social media all at the same time. The first one that is usually the hottest pops first. In 2014 Kounty Wayne popped on the social media scene by going viral.

Explaining more in detail on stage how he leveraged the virality of his content into a legit comedian contract. He immediately quit his previous career of selling drugs with his father who caught a 4 year bid. Stemming from 2016 to 2020 as a result of their business entanglement. His father is out of jail now and works with his son which was a feel-good story altogether as a parent.



Barry Gipson

A Father, Dallas Cowboys, LA Lakers fan, and veteran sharing insights and more for the '24 NFL & NBA seasons. A pivot in content.