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“Smile!” - It’s an evening with Candid Camera and TV Host Peter Funt

“Smile!” It’s an evening with Candid Camera and TV Host Peter Funt.

“Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt" comes to Pacific Grove on May 30, 2015

“Smile... you’re on Candid Camera!” After eight decades, nearly everyone who watches TV can happily relate to that line. Now Peter Funt, the show’s host, brings it to life in an entertaining and insightful stage show on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at 835 Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove.

The Monterey County Film Commission is hosting “Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt,” as a benefit for the nonprofit organization. Guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at clips and quips from eight decades of people-watching. Created by Peter’s father, Allen Funt, Candid Camera is the only entertainment program to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades—from Allen’s start in 1948 through Peter’s run on TV Land last summer. Using the vast Candid Camera library, Funt brings to life decades of favorite scenes, many of them filmed on the Monterey Peninsula.

“Monterey has always been our show’s secret ingredient,” said Funt. “We’ve shot over 100 sequences here, so I’m grateful that the film commission is gathering friends and neighbors for a bit of a celebration.”

Tickets for the show are $35 and are available online by clicking here, or call 831-646-0910 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Proceeds will help support the film commission, which works to attract and assist film productions throughout Monterey County for the economic benefit they bring to local communities, crew and businesses. An average financial boost of $3 million comes into the area each year from on-location film projects.

Funt has hosted more than 200 network episodes of Candid Camera. He has appeared on many top talkshows, and his syndicated opinion columns appear regularly in major newspapers. He began his career with ABC News in New York. More information is available on www.CandidCamera.com.


The Monterey County Film Commission was created by and is funded in part by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. It works to market Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, providing and supporting educational opportunities in those areas.

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Candid Camera’s "8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt"

Tickets for this show are $35 and are available online by clicking here, or call 831-646-0910 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.