Meet Wes-P The Novelty Act That Earned Two Golden Buzzers Before ‘AGT: Fantasy League’
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Japanese entertainer and comedian Wes-P, whose real name Kazuhisa Uekusa, is bringing his shocking striptease tablecloth routine back to the stage as one of the 40 acts set to compete on America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League. Known for stripping down and utilizing a strategically placed tablecloth in his comedy routines, he previously won Golden Buzzers on both Georgia’s Got Talent and France’s Got Talent for his viral act.
The Man Behind the Outrageous Comedy
Based in Saitama, Japan, Wes-P also goes by Mr. Uekusa. He has been performing his distinctive style of novelty entertainment since at least 2017. His tension-filled routines generally involve slowly stripping all his clothes off before utilizing cups, bottles, or other objects and a tiny tablecloth on his private parts to elicit shocked reactions.
Over the years, Wes-P has brought stripped-down versions of his tablecloth act to AGT and Britain‘s Got Talent along with the Czech, German, and Georgian versions. He managed to reach the Semi-Finals of BGT in 2018. That same year he won France’s Got Talent‘s Golden Buzzer and placed second runner-up overall, proving his viral appeal.
Part of what makes Wes-P’s act so shareable is its treading into taboo territory, relying partially on audiences wondering if he’ll accidentally expose himself. By keeping viewers guessing, he’s crafted a distinctive style of comedy focused solely on the reveal.
After nearly ten Got Talent franchise appearances and years of internet virality, Wes-P has honed his set down to an almost scientific method for eliciting gasps. His mastery of suspense-building also translates well across languages and cultures.
Returning to AGT: Fantasy League
Though Wes-P was previously eliminated early on AGT, his selection as one of the viewer-voted Fantasy League acts gives him another shot to showcase his offbeat entertainment chops to American audiences. Fans can likely expect him to reprise a variation of his signature balancing tablecloth reveal using either teacups or champagne bottles.
Given his penchant for gradually upping the tension and danger, he may incorporate fire, swords, or another risky twist into his tried-and-true formula. His persona of overt focus and intensity throughout makes the reveal all the more shocking each time.
Interestingly, Wes-P stood out as the sole act on AGT: Fantasy League who didn’t progress to the live shows. Despite this setback, fans will likely see Wes-P return on an upcoming Got Talent show.