‘AGT’ Icon Tape Face Returns to The Stage For ‘AGT: Fantasy League’
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Set to return to the AGT stage is comedy phenomenon, Tape Face. Known for his silent presence and a mouth concealed by a strip of tape, this comedic virtuoso brings a unique brand of humor that captivates audiences worldwide. With his inventive mime, engaging props, and magnetic stage presence, Tape Face has become a standout act, catching the attention of audiences. It’s no surprise that this comedian earned a spot among the 40 acts in the upcoming America’s Got Talent spinoff, AGT: Fantasy League.
Meet Sam Wills, The Man Behind Tape Face
Sam Wills is the comedic genius behind the world-famous stage persona Tape Face. He gained popularity as a fan favorite during his appearances on AGT Season 11 in 2016, showcasing his unique brand of prop comedy and mime routines.
The 45-year-old got his start in entertainment at just 12, when he approached a clown in his neighborhood and asked to become his apprentice. This kicked off his career, as he later attended circus school to study juggling and acrobatics.
After graduating, Sam began incorporating outrageous stunts like walking on glass and hammering nails into his nose during his standup acts. Seeking a change of pace, he devised the Tape Face character as a contrast to his previous over-the-top antics. With his mouth taped shut, Tape Face relies solely on physical humor and interactions with the audience and judges.
While specifics are still under wraps, fans can likely expect more of Tape Face’s signature brand of physical comedy and mime skills in the upcoming AGT spinoff series. As one of 40 fan-selected contestants, he has another chance to claim AGT glory by showcasing his talents.
Tape Face’s AGT Act Is One of The Most Viewed in The Show’s History
Tape Face auditioned for AGT in 2016 and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his hilarious, quirky routines. One video of his performances has over 40 million YouTube views. He made it all the way to the finals without speaking a single word, as clips of his iconic interactions with Mel B and other judges live on.
Though he didn’t win the season, Tape Face succeeded in building a whole new fanbase in the US. He said American audiences push him to improve his comedy even more due to their knowledge of the art form. He now headlines his own Las Vegas show called House of Tape when he’s not touring internationally.
If his previous AGT appearances are any indication, Tape Face will almost certainly incorporate props, costumes, and unassuming audience members into his act once again. Don’t miss Tape Face’s upcoming appearance in AGT: Fantasy League, premiering January 1, 2024 on NBC.