A former circus and street performer in his native New Zealand, Sam Wills began performing as the unique silent stand up, The Boy With Tape On His Face in 2008. A runaway success in the Antipodes, racking up multiple award winning performances, including ‘Best Show’, ‘Best Show Concept’, ‘People’s Choice’, and a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ at Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Tape Face is a character with universal appeal. Delightful, wry, many-layered and hilarious, Wills accesses an inner child in us all that must be fed. Through simple, clever and charming humour aimed at satisfying that hunger, he has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen.
Drawing on a heritage that includes silent film, mime, magic, puppetry, Motown and the films of Patrick Swayze, Tape Face is a pensive, curious soul approaching every object and audience member as a potential friend – or plaything. Shoes sing, empty dresses dance and electrical tape blossoms into roses, Wills creates a world of possibilities where the only certainty is laughter.
Britain’s favourite silent Comedian, Tape Face performed in front of Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, which was aired on NBC to an estimated 11 million viewers. The audition has so far been viewed over 45 million times on youtube. He completely won over every audience he performed to, and after many rounds, and much strong competition, became a celebrated Finalist - receiving standing ovations with his totally unique style.
Following a stunning 2016 - during which he made his debut in Las Vegas, reached the finals of America’s Got Talent, became a viral sensation as one of the most viewed videos in AGT history, completed a sold-out 52 date tour of some of the UK’s most iconic venues and successfully persuaded a Spice Girl to wear a toilet seat on her head, live on American TV, in front of an audience of over 14 million! – Tape Face performed his highly-anticipated residency at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, and went on a US regional tour, bringing fans his unique show, his appeal having transcended boundaries of age, language and culture.
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