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The Boy With Tape On His Face - More Tape

The Boy With Tape On His Face - More Tape. Sam Wills. Stand-up show starring Sam Wills which was performed at Pleasance Courtyard @ 9:40pm for 1 hour, on the following days during August 2012...
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Price Guide: £12.50 - £13.50

Show Details

The Boy is back with a brand new show! As seen on the Royal Variety Performance, BBC2's Comedy Prom, ITV1's Comedy Rocks and BBC3's Live at the Fringe. Do not miss out. See the Boy. Total sell-out 2010 and 2011. Winner Best Breakthrough Act, Chortle Awards 2011. Nominated Best Newcomer, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010. 'Utterly spectacular! Hysterically funny - fight for a ticket!' (TimeOut). ***** 'A truly magical experience' (Chortle.co.uk). ***** 'Virtuoso' (List). ***** 'The last word in silent comedy' (Guardian).

Website: www.theboywithtapeonhisface.com   Twitter: @TapeFaceBoy

Full Press Release

Boasting a unique blend of stand-up comedy, mime, vaudeville and puppetry, The Boy With Tape On His Face was the runaway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 & a smash hit sell out when he returned for a limited run in 2011 - now he is back for a full run with a whole new hour ready to delight audiences and critics alike. What does he do? The less you know, the more you will enjoy! But if you must know, he will have a gunfight, battle Darth Vader and bring John Lennon back to life. All this and more... In 2012 The Boy will be taking over the Pleasance Grand for his biggest show yet; after appearances at both last year's Royal Variety Performance, the BBC Comedy Prom with Tim Minchin at the Royal Albert Hall and on ITV's Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford - it would appear the sky is the limit for this utterly unique comedy phenomenon.

The brainchild of New Zealand stand-up Sam Wills, The Boy appeals to audiences of all ages - this charming character opens up a world of beguiling mime, hilarious puppetry, willing audience participation & the undeniable power of gaffer-tape. The silent world inherent in Wills' shows is perfect antidote to the plethora of motor mouth comics who tend to dominate the circuit. Non-stop talking was in fact how Wills started out; a successful stand-up and street performer, his comedy was already getting attention before he came up with The Boy, mainly to challenge himself to stage a show without words. What started as a challenge quickly grew into a global phenomenon, leading to awards, stellar reviews, sell-out tours in the UK and New Zealand, high profile television appearances and even a video game & pilot for the BBC. His debut show scooped myriad five star reviews and an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for best newcomer, before embarking upon a sell-out international tour of the UK, Ireland, Europe & South Africa.

Beautiful, uplifting and uniquely hilarious, The Boy With Tape On His Face harks back to an innocent bygone era, yet remains totally of its time and one of the most strikingly original shows out there. Mime with noise, stand-up without the words, drama with no acting. This show speaks for itself.

 

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