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The Boy With Tape On His Face

Returning by public demand to the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival in May

UPDATE : March 2013 - WINNER - Best Variety Act in the UK - Chortle Awards.

Make some noise! He was such a big hit in 2012, The Boy is back,by public demand, in 2013 for a National Tour.

 Funny, magical, innovative, spectacular and inspiring, The Boy With Tape On His Face (a.k.a Sam Wills) has won the hearts and minds of the critics and public alike. This is stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting and punch lines with no words. 2012 saw him sell out his entire 750 capacity per night month long run at the Edinburgh Festival ending with him winning the Fosters Comedy Award.

 Riding the crest of audience and critical acclaim The Boy wrapped up 2012 and kicked off 2013 with 22 shows in the Duchess Theatre on London's Westend, unprecedented for a New Zealand live comedy performer. This follows other major appearances in the 2011 Royal Variety Performance and the inaugural 'Comedy Proms' at the Royal Albert Hall

 "The Boy With Tape on His Face is utterly spectacular!  Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny.  Sublime physical lunacy - fight for a ticket."Tim Arthur, Time Out✭✭✭✭✭

 "A deliciously skilful hour, some of the set pieces are simply joyous, sometimes mesmerising" The Times✭✭✭✭

 "It's not often you can say you really didn't want a show to end"The Scotsman ✭✭✭✭

 The Boy kicks off his first full NZ National Tour on Weds 1 May at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna


 AUCKLAND - North Shore and City

Dates:                            Weds 1 May / 8pm

Venue:        Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Tickets:                          Adults $38.50, Conc. $33.50

Bookings:                      Bookings at Ticketmaster

Dates:                            Mon 13 to Sat 18 May / 7pm
Venue:                           Rangatira @ Q - 305 Queen St, City
Tickets:                          Adults $38.50, Conc. $33.50
Bookings:                      Ph 3099771 or

Dates:                            Fri 10 May / 7pm
Venue:                           The Opera House - Courtney Place
Tickets:                          Adults $38.50, Conc. $33.50
Bookings:                      0800Ticketek or


Thu 2 May : Dunedin- The Glenroy Auditorium /Fri 3 May : Oamaru- The Opera House /Sat 4 May Invercargill /Tues 7 May- Nelson /Weds 8 May : Tauranga- Baycourt Theatre /Thu 9 May : Hawkes Bay- Opera House /Fri 10 May : Wellington- The Opera House /Sat 11 May: New Plymouth- TSB Showplace.


WINNER - 2013 Chortle Award - Best Variety Act UK

WINNER - 2012 Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Panel Prize

NOMINEE - 'Best Newcomer' - 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Award
WINNER - 'Best NZ Show - Auckland' for THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE in the 2007 NZ International Comedy Festival
WINNER - 'Best Show' in the 2006 NZ Comedy Guild Awards
WINNER - 'Most Improved Comedian' and 'Best Festival Solo Show' in the 2005 NZ COMEDY GUILD AWARDS.
NOMINEE for 'Best Male Comedian' in the 2005 NZ COMEDY GUILD AWARDS
Check out his great website CLICK HERE