I first worked with Sam Wills aka Tape Face at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010. We booked him for one of our first BBC Comedy Online live nights. His silent, physical, joyful comedy worked brilliantly in short form-
Sam always wanted to stretch himself as a performer & for Internet Week Europe we developed a live night with him, powered entirely by audience tweets. He also worked with us on a prototype for an online game we developed with digital agency Coob –
Then in 2013 we paired Sam with producer Jack Cheshire (Big Babies, Armando Iannucci’s Time Trumpet) & director Al Campbell (Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe, Man Down) for his TV Pilot The Tapeface Tapes. A TV series in the UK did not beckon, but three years later Sam made it to the final of America’s Got Talent and now has a residency in Las Vegas.