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Sam Wills (Tape Face) - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

Sam Wills started out performing as a child magician, and in 2016 found himself on the America’s Got Talent stage as Tape Face. In this Funny As interview, he discusses a range of topics, including:

  • how learning magic tricks as a kid led to his first performing gig

  • joining Christchurch circus school Circo Arts, after failing school

  • being told to “schmooze” with the producers of Pulp Comedy at his audition, and not knowing how to

  • How his onstage character Tape Face — originally The Boy with Tape on his Face began as a rebellion against people’s expectations of his shows

  • Using America’s Got Talent as an opportunity to break into the "big and brutal" American comedy scene
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.