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All The Vegas Podcast: Harrah’s creatively hilarious headliner Tape Face

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Tape Face performs six nights a week at Harrah’s.
Mat Ricardo
All The Vegas

ATV15: Tape Face

All The Vegas hosts Brock Radke and Mark Shunock talk with Tape Face, aka comic, writer and artist Sam Wills.

Award-winning New Zealand-born comic, writer and artist Sam Wills created a character called The Boy With Tape On His Face just to prove a point—that he could perform without speaking and it would be good. “Then it spiraled out of control,” he says on the latest episode of the All The Vegas podcast. After evolving the show and changing the character’s name to Tape Face, he has toured around the world, become a viral sensation thanks to an appearance on America’s Got Talent and is now performing six nights a week in his own room, the House of Tape, at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

We also talk with Sam about his days in the U.K. as a street performer; choosing the perfect brand of tape that won’t rip off too much of one’s lips; pinching drunk people; why “Endless Love” is his “Stairway to Heaven”; writing timeless comedy and dealing with audience volunteers who strip too much and ask to not be set on fire.

EPISODE 15: THE VEGAS YOU NEED

Sam has a favorite Shell station … no, wait … he recommends the healthy, tasty Japanese fare at Osaka on West Sahara.

Mark is getting into holiday mode thanks to a visit to the Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden, which you can explore until January 6.

The food court is in session and Judge Brock is ready to rule: Block 16 at the Cosmopolitan is delicious.

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