“The Boy With Tape On His Face” took the UK by storm last year having sold out every single one of his performances during 2010. Having won ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the Chortle Live Comedy Awards 2011, The Boy extended his tour, arriving at Lincoln’s Drill Hall as part of the Lincoln Comedy Festival.
As his name suggests, The Boy performs with tape covering his mouth, removing his ability to talk. This means that he relies on props, music and interaction with the audience to perform his set.
Sam Wills, the man behind the tape, made brilliant use of facial expressions and body language to recreate iconic scenes from “Ghost,” “The Lion King” and “The Full Monty,” as well as providing a comical twist on a number of music tracks – using members of the audience to assist him.
Everything The Boy performed went down with a treat with the crowd, including throwing a spoon into a teacup attached to his head; creating a giant-scaled snow globe and getting a ball on a string into a cup – fixed onto a pair of glasses.
This is one comedian who has to be seen to be believed. The Boy With Tape On His Face is a great performer and stand-up comedian, whose unique style and execution will leave you lost for words.
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