“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.”
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.