Silence Is Golden for Tape Face Performing at New Bedford’s Zeiterion
Explaining who Tape Face is and how his inventive humor will flip you out is easier said than done.
He's a smashing prop-comic, clever funnyman, brilliant mime and gifted linguist in body language. He worked his craft to become a top 10 finalist on season 11 of America's Got Talent without speaking a single word – and, as they say, the rest is history.
As the loudest mime you'll ever see, Tape Face, whose name is Sam Wills, only uses black tape across his mouth, hilarious eye gestures and facial expressions, iconic music tracks, and a hodgepodge of ordinary household items such as oven mitts and toilet plungers that he turns into an uproarious comedy show.
Launching a rollicking career when he was a teenager in New Zealand, Tape Face has guarded his image over the years, and because of this, he rarely accepts media interviews. That's why it will be even more prodigious to welcome him live via the phone on Thursday, April 13, at 8:40 a.m. on WBSM in advance of his arrival at New Bedford's Zeiterion Performing Arts Center this Saturday evening.
Can you tap into the good old days, when you were a nine-year-old kid playing with your friends? Tape Face will bring that playfulness out of you, guaranteed.
Putting to good use the genius of silent film stars like Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers, Tape Face is a work of art unto himself. Creating a side-splitting, witty stand-up comedy show without speaking is truly something too funny for words.