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the Strip today. New Zealand comic artist Sam Wills, who you may have seen on the finals of” America’s Got Talent” in 2016, has actually been performing his distinct Tape Face act for 13 years, including last year at the Flamingo. His months-long run there sufficed to earn him a real Las Vegas residency: The” Home of Tape “debuts in a new customized theater at Harrah’s on March 16.” It’s quite crazy,” states Wills.” My first [
shows] at the Flamingo ran about three months then I disappeared to do some other shows and returned in October for three weeks. I think I existed long enough to make an impact.” The brand-new show will follow the old show, which is hard to explain.
Tape Face has a thick strip of tape over his mouth and performs without speaking. His spiky hair and shadowy eyes remember a character from a Tim Burton film and he appears to operate with the exact same quantity of uncertainty about what’s going to occur next as his audience.” This character really came out of trying to prove a point, which is that I as soon as made a joke about doing a quiet character, putting together a five-minute sketch without using words, and no one thought me, “says Wills.” At first I did it to prove I could, but it progressed gradually despite the fact that I didn’t take it seriously. So I had an hour of [Tape Face] product and slowly, over about six months, it took over from my other programs. It was getting booked increasingly more and it unintentionally became my task. It’s sort of amusing because it was never my intent and it’s gotten out of control. “Tape Face uses props, audience interaction and music to develop a diy
feel for his show, which is seriously amusing but most significantly, full of surprises. Wills, who notes he’s more influenced by Buster Keaton than Charlie Chaplin, states his audience members are excited to get onstage and participate in the show because unlike other comics who work the crowd, there’s no insulting or bullying involved.” When I initially started out as a child learning how to manage at the age of 13, I keep in mind saying to my parents
that all I wished to be was a juggler in Las Vegas, so this is all pretty hysterical,” Wills chuckles.” It’s a fun town. All the programs are really fun and there’s such a great party atmosphere. I’m very much anticipating spending more time there and seeing what’s truly out there away from the Strip. I understand there’s a genuine neighborhood with genuine things and I cannot wait to obtain involved.” Tape Face carries out at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at Harrah’s (3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-777-2782 )and more info can be discovered at caesars.com.