Hailing from Essex, Wes's sheltered religious upbringing has bestowed upon him a refreshingly unconventional lens through which he views the world, a perspective he masterfully weaves into his comedic performances.
Wes stands out in the comedy scene with his remarkable ability to blend observational humour, immersive storytelling, and dramatic physicality. His talent has earned him several accolades and recognitions.
He’s reached the final in many comedy contests, such as Comedy Tonight’s New Act of the Year competition, Comedy Virgin’s INGTE 2023 & well and has won the "Last Rats" Big Rat Grand Final. He also reached the finals in the "Whole Lotta Comedy" competition in 2022.
Beyond his stand-up prowess, Wes is the creative force behind the dark comedy show "To Kill The Messenger," a monthly event held in Tottenham. Through this platform, he empowers both pro and semi-pro comedians to express their artistry and wit. He now also runs a weekly comedy show called “Fair Play Fridays” in King’s Cross.
Wes's performances fearlessly delve into a wide array of topics, including UK culture, race, identity, relationships, school memories and the comically irrational fears he shares with old ladies on dark nights.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience Wes Defoe's captivating brand of comedy. Witness his live performances and discover what sets him apart as one of the most electrifying and engaging comedians currently gracing the circuit.
Fair Play Fridays
Big Belly Comedy
Rising Star Comedy
To Kill The Messenger
Press, Quotes, Awards:
Comedy Virgins INGTE23 Competition Runner Up.
Comedy Tonight NAOTY 2023 Competition Finalist. https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2023/09/05/54091/comedy_tonight_new_act_finalists_announced?fbclid=PAAaY16j-qFdyLXqpw2w8bYLRNqbEKAoIAmzqCEWpX0z8oTy6R7JI6ssRdKHs_aem_AUURyAmAqPksDwGn0iutUTctl8bjE9uC781ImHWPeexFewa_ERERnQQtAxp5DVT2BbU
Rising Star New Act Competition 2022 Finalist. https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/news/6891/blank-peng-wins-rising-star-new-act-2022-final/
Last Rats Big Rat Grand Final Competition 2022 Winner.