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The Boy With Tape On His Face

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Sam Wills brings his Chortle Award-winning Show back home.

Without a word our new comedy hero makes a triumphant return to the NZ International Comedy Festival, with shows in Wellington (May 2-7) and Auckland (May 10-14)

This exciting one-man show is attracting attention across the globe: The Boy With Tape on His Face won the Best Breakthrough Act at the UK’s 2011 Chortle Awards and has racked up awards for Best Show, Best Show Concept, People's Choice at the New Zealand, Melbourne and Adelaide festivals.

After his extraordinary success on debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010, playing to sold-out houses from day one, and gaining an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination, followed up with a National Tour of the UK, New Zealand’s latest international success story, Sam Wills a.k.a The Boy With Tape on His Face, is delighted to return to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival for the first time since 2007.

Wills was performing in the Adelaide Comedy Festival when the February 22 earthquake hit his hometown Christchurch, so he immediately put together a benefit show, Stand Up For Christchurch. The show features many top international comedians and airs on March 16 on TV2 at 8.30pm.

Drawing on a heritage that includes silent film, mime, magic, puppetry, Motown and the films of Patrick Swayze, The Boy With Tape On His 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 creating a world of possibilities where the only certainty is laughter.

Wills is a mad scientist of vaudevillian pranks, who reminds us that life is an adventure…

The Boy with Tape on his Face (at Edinburgh Festival)

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Wellington / Mon 2 to Sat 7 May / 7pm
San Francisco Bathhouse, Cuba St, Wellington
Book at Ph 0800Ticketek

Auckland / Tues 10 to Sat 14 May / 7pm
The Comedy Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, The EDGE
Book at 0800buytickets /


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