Wes Austin is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film producer. In Wes‘s spare time he’s also a practicing patent lawyer. He grew up in a family of eight children in a small town in northern Utah. As a former electrical engineer, now patent lawyer, husband and father of three, Wes brings a unique and fun perspective to his comedy and film projects.
For the past several years Wes has performed stand-up comedy at Wiseguys Comedy Club. He is routinely featured as an opener or the host/emcee of weekend shows at one of the Wiseguys locations. Wes headlined his own shows at Wiseguys in 2018 and also in 2019.
In 2014 Wes wrote and produced a television pilot for “The IP Section,” a scripted autobiographical drama/comedy (“dramedy”) that takes a fictional look at Wes’s first rocky attempt at comedy while trying to keep it a secret from his clients, co-workers and family. The pilot was accepted by the ITVFest and San Francisco Independent film festivals. For his role in the pilot, Wes won Best Lead Actor in a Short Film at the 2017 Utah Film Awards.
In March of 2019 a web series based on “The IP Section” pilot was released on both Facebook and YouTube. The web series has over a million views on Facebook and continues to grow every day. Wes wrote, directed, and starred in “The IP Section” comedy series that is an autobiographical look at Wes, a patent lawyer, going after his dream of being a stand-up comedian.
The CBS affiliate in Utah (KUTV) did a feature story about Wes and the pursuit of his dreams in June of 2019. From the story, “Austin is now inspiring others to pursue their dreams as well.”