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The Candy Show – National Television series in Canada

Just wrapping up the final day/ night of filming in Halifax Saturday May 3rd. For the past 2 weeks filming this National Variety Television series, The Candy Show Season 5 has been extremely exciting, highly entertaining and very emotional.  The Candy Show showcases some of the BEST Canadian Music, Canadian Performers and of course Comedy Diva Candy Palmater. Season 5 of The Candy Show airing dates are not released from the network yet. Post-Production will take place immediately after tonight’s show.

Thank you to each and every audience member, staff, crew, Guest  and Candy Palmater for bringing your best to the show.  Audience plays a huge part in how our product looks for HD filming, and mixing in the right guests, and all the love for Candy Palmater creates stellar footage for The Candy Show.

The Candy Show is Aboriginal Created/ Writen/ Produced/ Hosted and performed by Candy Palmater. The Production is under Fancy Shoes TV INC., owned by Mi’Kmaq TV host/ comedian Candy Palmater, co-partnered with Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment. This dynamic women powerhouse team is a force to be reckoned with.  Watch for more great TV by this duo.

Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.
Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.

Watch for Season 4 The Candy Show on TV now, APTN and APTN HD channels – Wednesday nights  – don’t miss an NEW episode.

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CATCH VLOGRIL – the month of April Candy and Denise vlogged and brought you behind the scenes on set of The Candy Show.  Click here for The Candy Show Lifestyle YouTube Channel to watch. More vlogs will be uploaded soon, once we are done filming that is.  Thank you to each and person who support Candy, The Candy Show, The Candy Show LIFESTYLE YouTube channel and all of Candy Palmater’s comedy/ speaking career.

Candy Palmater

TV Show filming in Halifax HOTTEST event of the year

Many awesome Television series are filmed in Halifax every year.  But most are closed sets, not open for the public to partake and understandably so. The Candy Show is a National Television series that does not go by the standard rules. In fact, filming a large portion of the hit National TV series is done in front of a live studio audience. This variety TV show is just that, a Variety TV show.  Hosted by Creator/ Writer/ Comedian Candy Palmater each episode begins with Comedy monologue plus a Music Guest and a Performing Artist.

The day time filming is a closed set, however, in the evening we open the doors to those who are 19+ and invite you into the house.  Door time is 6:10 – 6:50 pm so you MUST be in the door to the studio during this time to ensure you get a spot in the audience.  FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE.  We film 2 episodes each night except for Wednesday April 30th where we film only one.  13 episodes, 26 guests, 7 nights of taping.  Ticket price is ONE non-perishable food item for Feed NS bins that are on site.  Bring the food with you please.

There is a bar and merchandise on site, so bring cash.  During the break , we feed our audience some sandwiches – free.

REQUEST YOUR TICKETS HERE.  Simply check the dates and the guests you want to see below and email.  It’s that easy.

APRIL 24, 2014 filming day:

HOST/ WRITER/ COMEDIAN/: Candy Palmater - funny female comedian/ monologue every episode brand new material. Candy Palmater

- Derric Starlight – Puppeteer  Performer

- Erin Costelo - singer/ songwriter

- Hubert Francis – Singer/ songwriter

- Brondon Gold – Circus Performer

APRIL 25, 2014 filming day:

- Gerry “Big Bear” Barrett – Ojibwe Elvis Impersonator

- My Living Will – Band/ Music

- Caitlan & Christy – DUO pole performers

- Red Suga – Music

APRIL 26, 2014 filming day:

- Troy Lane – Tattoo artist (Tribal Ink Tattoo)

- Slowcoaster – Band/ Music

- Moe Clark – Poet/ spoken word artist

- Jessie Brown & The Black Divine – Band/ Music

APRIL 30,2014 filming day:

- Tracy Bone – Singer/ song writer (country)

Maria Osende - Flamenco dancer/ Performer

MAY 1, 2014 filming day:

- Neon Dreams – Music/ band

- El Jones – Halifax Poet Laureate

- Charlie A’Court – blues musician w/ Kev Corbett

- INEZ Jasper – Music

MAY 2, 2014 filming day:

- Irish Mythen – singer/ song writer

- Eastern Eagle – The Candy Show Host DRUM

- Susan Aglukark – Global artist/ Music/ JUNO winner/ Order of Canada

- Rich Aucoin - Music/ symphonic pop

MAY 3, 2014 filming day:

- Iskwe – Music/ singer-song writer

- TO BE DETERMINED

- The Stanfields – music/ Band

- George Leach – music/ singer- song writer/ JUNO award winner

**Please note: Guest list is subject to change.  If any changes are required, they will be updated here**

TICKETS  TICKETS   TICKETS  TICKETS   email ONLY please.

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Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.

TCS S5 poster

This week on The Candy Show – funny woman Candy Palmater & Guests

WEDNESDAY February 12th, 2014  10pm EST/ 11pm AST

NEW episode of The Candy Show ( National Television series on APTN & APTN HD). National TV show

 

COMEDY: by The Creator/ Writer/ female comedian Candy Palmater – opening monologue

MUSIC: First Nation artist Joey Stylez

PERFORMER: Magic of Michael James

The Candy Show is Produced by Candy Palmater and Co-Executive Producer Johanna Eliot of Ocean, together formed Fancy Shoes TV INC.

Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.
Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.

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Joey StylezFunny female comedian

Candy Palmater
Candy Palmater

The Candy ShowMagician Michael James

WEDNESDAY Feb. 5th on APTN 10pm EST – Season 4 NEW episode The Candy Show

Season 4 is currently airing a NEW episode every Wednesday night on APTN and APTN HD channels at 10pm EST/ 11pm AST. Late night TV like no other.  The Candy Show is written/ produced/ starring female comedian Candy Palmater, with Guests:

IAN Sherwood: East Coast Musician and the Creator of the theme song for The Candy Show.

JACOB Pratt: Incredible, talented Hoop Performer/ dancer

CANDY Palmater: unique, gay, native, female Comedian delivers a monologue off the top.

The Candy Show is filmed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Season 5 will be filmed end of April to first week in May 2014. For FREE tickets.

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Ian SherwoodCandy PalmaterJacob PrattThe interview Candy and Jacob

The Candy Show WEDNESDAYS 10pm EST on APTN & APTN HD

WEDNESDAY January 29th, 2014 on the NEW Season 4 of The Candy Show:

COMEDY: Candy Palmater ( Host/ Creator/ Writer) – One of Canada’s top Female Comedians can be seen on APTN and APTN HD Channels every week.

MUSIC: East Coast Musical talents of Chris Martin & The Trouble Shooters

PERFORMER: Kahsenniyo Wilson – Spoken Word

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Chris Martin & The Trouble Shooters on Season 4 Ep. of The Candy Show
Chris Martin & The Trouble Shooters on Season 4 Ep. of The Candy Show
Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.
Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.
Candy (left) and Kahsenniyou - Season 4 TCS
Candy (left) and Kahsenniyou – Season 4 TCS
Candy performing on Season 4 The Candy Show
Candy performing on Season 4 The Candy Show
Candy with musical guest: Chris Martin and The Trouble Shooters
Candy with musical guest: Chris Martin and The Trouble Shooters
Candy with musical guest: Chris Martin and The Trouble Shooters
Candy with musical guest: Chris Martin and The Trouble Shooters
Candy and James

The Candy Show NEW Episode of Season 4 airs this Wednesday

Only on APTN and APTN HD Channels. 

This week on The Candy Show: Comedic brilliance of Candy Palmater, w/ Guests: Musical genius Christine Campbell and with Aboriginal dancer James Jones, performing the hoop dance.   10pm EST/ 11pm AST  APTN National TV

Photos of this week’s coming Episode – click on each picture for larger image.

Candy and James
Candy and James
James Jones performing
James Jones performing
Candy in the middle of fans, with James on her right
Candy getting a lesson on set from Christine Campbell
Candy and James on set of The Candy Show
Christine filming close ups
Christine Campbell performing

 

WeDay, Scott Jones and Elsipogtog and Candy Palmater

Good day to everyone,

First Things First

Thank you to every one of you who have subscribed to the free subscription to our website updates.  We appreciate every fan and welcome each of you to our website. Candy reads all your comments, and will reply to your messages directly.

All blog posts at this point are by Candy’s Manager/ wife: Denise Tompkins (Me) For all inquires and bookings please contact me here  I would be happy to help.  To view Candy’s schedule, to see if she is available for bookings, here is her calendar ( Please note: some dates have been added today, and will show up within 24 hours after posting). Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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NEWS for week of Nov. 26th- Dec.1st

What a week Candy has.  Tuesday is a filming day with APTN (Aboriginal People’s Television Network), where she is on National News “Laughing Drum” segment.  “Laughing Drum ” is segment where Aboriginal Comedians comment and speak about issues and topics that relate to Canadian politics and other agendas.  It is fun, thought provoking and sometimes silly, all depending on the topic of course.  You can check it out on Tuesday nights. For Candy’s own National Television series, The Candy Show, currently airing on Wednesday nights, the first 3 seasons, you can watch online or on TV.  Season 4 Premiere with brand NEW episodes will air this winter. (good thing you have subscribed to our website, so you do not miss the premiere).  Season 5 filming dates TBA for 2014.

Wednesday: Candy is a part of the International fundraising event, WeDay, coming to Atlantic Canada,  Candy Palmater is one of the celebrity speakers at this momentous event for young people, being held at Halifax Metro Centre. For details here is the website

Thursday: Candy hosts a benefit fundraiser for Scott Jones.  If you are 19+ you can come out and support this important cause.  For details about Scott Jones, click here.

Saturday: Candy Palmater hosts the huge Benefit for the Elsipogtog Mi’Kmaq Warriors on the Fracking issues in NB.  Elsipogtog benefit Concert This affects all Canadians, and of all ethnic cultures. This is held at the Marquee Ballroom on Gottingen Street in Halifax. Poster for benefit Nov.30MORE TV News to come…….

The following week Candy and I will be on the road for Comedy gigs over the maritime provinces.

December 4th is Candy’s Birthday!

Thank you so much for reading this update, we appreciate your support and please feel free to leave Candy a message anytime.

PS/ Don;t forget to follow Candy on Social media too:

Twitter    YouTube   FaceBook Fan Page   Instagram   My Twitter (Candys Manager)

Have a great day,

The Candy Show team.

 

Elsipogtog Benefit Concert hosted by Comedian Candy Palmater

Benefit concert picElsipogtog Benefit Concert time and venue details for Halifax, Saturday, November 30th!! **2 parts, 2 venues, 2 mins from each other lol**

First Location:
Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Center
6-8:00pm: Cultural Showcase, Vendors & Silent Auction!

Our Cultural Showcase features an internationally renowned group of Mi’kmaq singers, Eastern Eagle, as our host drum group. We also have All Nations Drum Group, dancers from all powwow styles and a Hoop Dance Exhibition. The Silent Auction will include Artwork, Fancy Shawl and Jingle dresses, hand drums, earrings, and anything else people would like to donate to help the benefit raise funds. All vendors are welcome and can contact me to reserve a table!

Candy Palmater hosts this amazing event on November 30th. Get your tickets before they are gone!
Candy Palmater hosts this amazing event on November 30th. Get your tickets before they are gone!

Second Location:
The Marquee Ballroom (19&Up)
8pm-2am: Fashion Show, Stand-Up Comedy, Solo Singers and 4 Live Bands!

To start, we have one super funny Mi’kmaq.. who was recently voted as Halifax’s Best Comedian, nominated by the ECMA’s, and host of “The Candy Show”, Candy Palmater, as our nights event host!! The Fashion Show will showcase HeadRush, The Vault and InkStarz Native designs by “Natasha Patles” and “Dwayne Ward”- which will include both female and male Mi’kmaq models. We then have special guest, “Ryan McMahon”, a very hilarious Ojibway Comedian, who’s flying in from Winnipeg to do Stand-Up Comedy for us! Our stacked music line-up includes Listiguj’s very own “Melissa Girven” and “Gmanwolf Productions”, “Kicking Krotch”, and two Aboriginal Hiphop Music groups who were recently nominated by the East Coast Music Awards for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year, “City Natives” and “Black & Grey” to perform for us LIVE!!!

Aboriginal Comedian and National Television host on stage of Season 4 of The Candy Show
Aboriginal Comedian and National Television host on stage of Season 4 of The Candy Show

Comedian/ Television Personality Candy Palmater

Day 2 Blog by Candy’s Manager: Denise Tompkins

Yesterday I blogged about Candy Palmater in her role as an International speaker.  Today is about Candy in the capacity that many of you know her best. The role of Entertainment. Candy Palmater has been making us laugh, making us cry, making us exhausted as we saunter home from a show we lay witness to, and feel like we had been made love to by Candy’s wit, charm and unique style of comedy.  She is more of a comedic story teller. Candy does deliver impromptu one liners when we least expect them, and she certainly lays everything on the stage for her audience. Candy’s innate ability is evident. Her humble and charming personality is no match for her on stage candour and honesty about topics that range from “what we are not to speak about in public” to politics. Breaking the barriers and pushing the comfortable envelope are her specialties.

Stand Up comedy styles

Unlike many other comedians, Candy has Two types of Comedy routines: 1. Corporate comedy, above the belt style for corporate functions, companies, Television Galas, Awards Show and many functions that like to keep things light , and number  2. Candy’s standard comedy – she pushes the envelope on topics that make people squirm in their seats. And let’s face it, most of us love to feel uncomfortable, breaking away form norm and social rights, this is why we love Stand up comedians, right? Candy utilizes her life experiences, her intelligence and her brashness to create the  material we see on stage.  No one gets hurt, and no one gets picked on in her shows. It is all in good fun, extremely entertaining and everyone loves to laugh until they have to pee. Candy is your huckleberry. 19 +.

Gift of Laughter with Candy Palmater - Aboriginal Comedian
Book Candy for your Holiday party 902 404-0047 or email denise@thecandyshow.com

Candy writes 100% of her material.

Candy’s comedy on line – Stand up Playlist

UPCOMING EVENTS/ SHOWS/ NEWS

Candy has been performing all over the country. She performs on her hit national TV series, The Candy Show, that airs every Wednesday nights on APTN/ APTN HD channels. (Check your service provider for exact times in your zone). OR watch the first 3 seasons on line here.  Season 4 will air this winter – be sure to subscribe to our website and not miss the season premiere and about Season 5 news!

Candy recently won BEST COMEDIAN in Halifax by The Coast viewers pole. This Thursday Candy will be performing on stage at a Corporate function, and then heading over to the Awards Gala for award and a party. Get your tickets!

Candy has more Comedy events/ gigs coming up – check out our calendar of events

and just shared the stage with some Canadian greats.  In 2014 Candy has set her sites on a cross Canada comedy tour with Jean Paul and Kenny Robinson, still in the works and we will keep you posted on the cities/ towns they will be performing in.

Toronto - 3 comedians
Kenny Robinson, Candy Palmater and Jean paul – Tour coming in 2014 -stay tuned for more details.
Kocihta Picture
Scott Thompson (Kids In the Hall), Candy Palmater (The Candy Show) and Don Kelly (Fish out of Water)

Thank you for your support.

The Candy Show Team

A NEW Episode of The Candy Show Season 3, Wednesday April 10th

Tonight is another awesome Episode of Season 3 The Candy Show, on APTN and APTN HD Channels. Check your service provider for exact airing times in your time zone. Late Night TV w/ Candy Palmater. Comedy like no other and tonights Guests: Music by Mi’Kmaq Nation and performing his MAGIC, Michael James.

11PM EST/ 12 midnight AST. on APTN and APTN HD.

Aboriginal Comedian and National TV Host/ Pride of Canada

Candy Palmater had a dream since she was little to be someone that makes a difference and to help others.  Today, Candy is successful in what she has dreamed. Now Producing her 4th Season of her hit national late night TV series on APTN, The Candy Show showcases Candy’s brash, honest and extremely funny comedy ( all written 100% by her, and Candy is the only writer on her TV series). Her National Variety TV Show always includes her stand up comedy and 2 Guests., usually a musical guest and a Performing artist. Each Episode is jammed packed full of fun, laughs, high energy thought provoking material that will help you forget your troubles and woes for 30 minutes. Candy is well loved and well received by thousands of fans across the country, and in to other countries as well.  She is noted a refreshing, real , honest and lovable by many.

Tonights Guests sneak peak:

Want to attend a taping of The Candy Show Production, be in the audience? Click Here for all the details and to obtain your tickets for the TV Tapings this April.

The Candy Show Season 4 Poster
Season 4 Poster