America’s Got Talent TV Show Turns To Starline Tours For a Contestant’s First-Time Visitor Experience in Hollywood
A gawky mime with rimmed black eyes and mouth taped shut played tourist in Los Angeles last week before taking the stage at the Dolby Theatre and progressing to the semi-finals on “America’s Got Talent”. “Tape Face”, whose given name is Sam Wills, enjoyed being a tourist aboard a CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus operated by Starline Tours, while being filmed by American’s Got Talent for an introductory segment for the live show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGlCmz_Hr6I
Tape Face joins an impressive list of celebrities who underscore their “Hollywood moment” with Starline Tours. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jimmy Kimmel, James Cordon and his famous “Carpool Karaoke” episodes, comedians George Lopez and Ellen DeGeneres, and singers Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey have hopped aboard one of the eye-popping red buses for a “moving stage” or featured one of Starline’s “topless with headset” open vans in their publicity in the past few months.
Originally a street performer from New Zealand, the unique character if Tape Face transcends the barriers of language and culture when he plays to packed theatres around the world. America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has likened him to Mr.Bean, calling him “clever, funny, unique and brilliant.” Video of his first appearance on the show went viral and reached 35 million viewers on YouTube. (For more information and his live appearance schedule, go tohttp://www.theboywithtapeonhisface.com/.)
Carlos Villar, Senior Marketing Manager for Starline Tours, welcomes the industry aboard for show segments. “Our unique location and tours make it easy for shows to capture the Hollywood scene around them,” he said. “Our passengers never know who they might see, or what show they might be part of.” Production companies interested in working with Starline Tours may contact Villar at [email protected] or find out more at www.starlinetours.com. Starline Tours transports more than a million people each year aboard a fleet of tour and charter buses.
Hollywood’s number one celebrity tour company, Starline Tours, is the oldest and largest tour company in Los Angeles, having pioneered the famous Movie Stars’ Homes Tour in 1935. A full range of sightseeing tours of Los Angeles and Southern California is available. Starline Tours has been featured on Ellen, American Idol, the Muppet Movies, Iron Man 3, NBC’s Today Show, CBS Late Late Show, America’s Got Talent, as well as newspapers and travel magazines from around the world.
Starline Tours operates the Grand Tour of Los Angeles in nine languages, and the world’s largest Hop-On, Hop-Off tour with Starline’s CitySightseeing Double-Decker buses offering comprehensive tour narration in nine languages via personal headsets. The CitySightseeing buses are the only Hop-On Hop-Off buses in North America equipped with GPS tracking for “next bus at this stop” information via mobile devices. The open-top Movie Stars’ Homes Tour, recommended by travel agents worldwide, is a visitor favorite and operate daily. The Movie Locations Tour in partnership with TCM (Turner Classic Movies) operates daily in custom-built surround-window stadium seating buses. A new combination Movie Stars’ Homes Tour and VIP seats at the Laugh Factory, and combination transportation and Warner Bros. admission is now available.
Starline Tours welcomes credentialed journalists covering travel and entertainment in Los Angeles to assist in seeing more of LA while covering the movie and entertainment scene. When filmmakers and television celebrities want to secure their Hollywood moment, they turn to Starline Tours. No other tour company delivers the location, for more than 80 years. Photography, video and custom tours are available. For reservations, visit www.starlinetours.com or call toll free 1-800-959-3131 or direct at 1-323-463-3333.