Press Release – NZ International Comedy Festival
Due to public demand and excellent ticket sales, promoter comedy.co.nz announces there will be a second session of The Boy With Tape on His Face – More Tape at Wellington Opera House on Friday at 9pm. Tickets will be on sale at Ticketek from today.
This additional show follows his 7pm show on the same night, which has sold out. The shows are part of his NZ tour in the NZ International Comedy Festival. He performs in Nelson, Tauranga and Hastings this week before reaching Wellington on Friday.
The Boy, aka Sam Wills, is the ambassador for NZ Clown Doctors (http://www.clowndoctors.org.nz/), who will be at the Opera House shows fundraising and promoting NZ Smile Days on May 31-June 2.
The Boy With Tape on His Face is New Zealand’s most successful live comedy act working overseas having just completed an unprecedented 22 performances of his award winning solo show on London’s Westend at the Duchess Theatre.
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 festival Comedy Award.
follows other major appearances in the 2011 Royal Variety Performance and the inaugural ‘Comedy Proms’ at the Royal Albert Hall.
Performing at 2012 Edinburgh Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73lsIXzBar0
Born in Timaru The Boy (a.k.a. Sam Wills) is a multi-comedy award winner in New Zealand including the 2005 Billy T Award as well as numerous awards for Best Show in the annual NZ International Festival. He is now based the U.K..
“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