Tape Face — aka The Boy With Tape On His Face — won the Panel Award at Edinburgh Fringe in 2012, and has won multiple awards from Chortle and from the Adelaide Fringe. So it’s about time for him to conquer America, yes?

That’s the plan. And it began tonight on the 2016 season premiere of America’s Got Talent on NBC, where the judges didn’t know what to make of him. Is he a mime? Not exactly. “He’s brilliant!” Howie Mandel exclaimed as Tape Face revealed the true nature of his act.

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