Sam Wills, also known by the pseudonyms ‘Tape Face’ and ‘The Boy with Tape on his Face’, is a prop comic, mime, and busker from New Zealand. Starting his career as an entertainer at the age of 13, he has performed in several road shows, concerts, and festivals since then. His notable performances include the ones he gave at the World Buskers Festival and at New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Besides this, Wills has also appeared on television. He was a regular performer on TV2’s ‘Pulp Comedy’ during its three seasons. He was also a finalist on the 11th season of ‘America's Got Talent’. Coming to the honors, the entertainer has earned several accolades at many comedy festivals. He won the ‘Best Marketing Award’ at the 2002 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. He is also the proud recipient of the ‘Billy T Award’, New Zealand's highest comedy honor. In addition, he won the ‘People’s Choice’ Award as well as the ‘Groggy Squirrel Readers Award’ at World Buskers Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival respectively. Wills was even presented with the ‘International Achievement Award’ by New Zealand’s Variety Artists Club.
Sam Wills started his career as an entertainer at the age of 13. Till 2001, he performed in several corporate events, private functions, and also appeared on television, running weekly comedy nights. In 2002, he flew over to Auckland and became a comedian at a casino. There, he ran his weekly show named ‘NCB Comedy Hour’. Three years later, he performed at the Auckland Festival as MC of the Late Club. That year, he also performed at World Buskers' Festival. Wills became a regular performer on TV2’s ‘Pulp Comedy’ as well.
Then in 2008, he performed his show ‘The Boy with Tape on His Face’ at Melbourne Comedy Festival. After this, the ambitious comedian made his appearance on the first BBC Comedy Prom that was held at London's Royal Albert Hall in August 2011. The same year, Wills made an appearance on the ‘Comedy Rocks’ – a show that was hosted by Jason Manford. In 2016, the New Zealand performer auditioned for ‘America's Got Talent’ (Season 11). He went on to become a finalist of the show.
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Sam Wills was born on 28 August 1978, in New Zealand. He learnt juggling at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology's Circus School and got his diploma in New Circus from there. He met his future wife, Felicity Redman, in the year 2007. Two years later, the couple had a ‘symbolic wedding’ as a start to the 2009 World Buskers Festival. Later they had their legal wedding in England. In January 2013, Redman gave birth to Wills’ son, Rafferty Basil Danger Wills. The couple separated in 2017.