Sam Wills Biography

Sam Wills, also known as ‘Tape Face’ and ‘The Boy with Tape on his Face’, is a renowned prop comic, mime, and busker from New Zealand. With a career that began at the age of 13, he has captivated audiences around the world with his unique performances in road shows, concerts, and festivals. Notable highlights include his appearances at the World Buskers Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Wills has also made a mark on television, with regular performances on TV2’s ‘Pulp Comedy’ and a memorable stint as a finalist on ‘America’s Got Talent’. His talent and dedication have earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious ‘Billy T Award’ and the ‘International Achievement Award’. Wills continues to entertain and inspire with his innovative approach to comedy.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Tape Face, The Boy with Tape on his Face
  • Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Felicity Wills (ex-wife), children: Rafferty Basil Danger Wills
  • Education: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology’s Circus School
  • Occupation: Comedian
  • Nationality: New Zealand


Sam Wills began his career as an entertainer at the age of 13. From 2001 onwards, he performed at various corporate events, private functions, and appeared on television. In 2002, he traveled to Auckland and became a comedian at a casino, where he hosted his own weekly show called ‘NCB Comedy Hour’. Three years later, he served as the MC of the Late Club at the Auckland Festival and also performed at the World Buskers’ Festival. Wills became a regular performer on TV2’s ‘Pulp Comedy’. In 2008, he showcased his show ‘The Boy with Tape on His Face’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He then made his appearance on the first BBC Comedy Prom held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in August 2011. The same year, Wills appeared on the show ‘Comedy Rocks’ hosted by Jason Manford. In 2016, he auditioned for ‘America’s Got Talent’ (Season 11) and became a finalist on the show.

Personal Life

Sam Wills was born on August 28, 1978, in New Zealand. He learned juggling at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology’s Circus School and obtained his diploma in New Circus from there. In 2007, he met his future wife, Felicity Redman. The couple had a symbolic wedding as a part of the 2009 World Buskers Festival and later had their legal wedding in England. In January 2013, Redman gave birth to their son, Rafferty Basil Danger Wills. However, the couple separated in 2017.

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