Candy Palmater Halifax Female Comedian
Candy Palmater Bio
Candy Palmater is something and someone very different. Aboriginal Comedian, member of Eel River Bar First Nation, is a comedian story teller. Her very unique style of Stand up comedy brings you to tears, has you rolling around in your seat, gives you an achy stomach and, in many cases, makes you spit your drink on the person sitting next to you. That is okay, Candy has learned to live with that.
For years Candy Palmater has entertained hundreds of thousands of fans, and new fans with her very unique stand up style. Candy plays to SOLD out audiences across the country, Headlines big comedy nights such as WinterPLAY in Alberta, Halifax Comedy Festival 3 years in a row, “Licensed to Thrill” comedy tour, “Working Hard for the Money” comedy tour, “There’s No Place Like Home” comedy tour, Hubcap Comedy Festival, Halifax Casino Natal Day Comedy night, and countless First Nation Communities, Private, Corporate and selected charity functions.
Most notably Candy can make you laugh and cry in one show, she can captivate the most cynical fan and have them eat out of her hand, and Candy’s demographic is from aged 10 years to 100 years of age. Candy receives emails daily from fans commenting: “after a show they attended, they seem to “be thinking” about the underlying message Candy delivered during Candy’s monologue, and while laughing at the time, fans realize later there was a message”. She once had a new fan come up to her and actually said, “I did not want to like you, but now I love you, when can I see you perform again?!”
All of Candy Palmater’s material is written and delivered 100% by Candy. She does not have multiple writers, or co-writers, and this gives Candy her own unique style.
Improv or “off the cuff” as many call it, is a special gift Candy exudes. It ignites within her when she performs, which gives the show a more powerful punch. This is when Candy throws her “one-two” punch, after she has delivered the most incredible “punch line” to the opponent (the audience). Incredible!
No wonder Candy Palmater is consistently being voted #1 stand up woman comedian in the Best of Halifax by The Coast multi thousand viewership, and most recently, in 2011, she was voted BEST comedian, with GOLD. PLUS, Candy has been featured in many National Magazines, articles, newspapers, and has her very own National Variety TV series! You can catch Candy regularly on CBC radio, DNTO (definitely Not The Opera). In 2013, The Candy Show was Nominated for a Canadian Screen (GEMINI) Award – best Direction in a Variety or Comedy TV series.
Candy Palmater is the Creator, Producer and star of The Candy Show. The Prime time TV show is a night time variety program showcasing the talent of the East Coast of Canada, particularly East Coast Music and Performing Artists. Candy is the sole writer, Co-Producer and Star of The Candy Show. In each episode Candy brings her musical guests into a replica of her high school bedroom to conduct her very unique interviews. Candy performs comedy on each episode, and is taped in front of a LIVE studio audience. This National TV show is one of kind.
Dear Candy: Thank you so much for bringing your talent to our recent dinner. Everyone loved your show, although many shared that it was not long enough. That in itself speaks volume. People say laughter is the best medicine and we all went away feeling happier for sure. Here’s wishing you continued success in your career and that you will always make people happy. – Aboriginal Women’s Gathering Wisdom Project. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thank you for helping Candy make it to the Okanagan. We all appreciated her story and more. We felt she left a part of herself here with us. She touched us all. Candy presented at our fall Professional Development Day for Teachers in the Central Okanagan on Teaching for Cultural Difference. Candy’s message was hysterical at times and crushing at others. We truly felt the importance of being an educator after listening to her. Fantastic day!!! Two thumbs up. – Central Okanagan Teachers’ Association, Kelowna, British Columbia
On behalf of the Atlantic Region of the Department of Canadian Heritage, we would like to thank you for your presentation to our staff on October 3, entitled, ‘Enhancing our Workplace: Learning from Aboriginal Culture’. Staff appreciated your humour and candour in a speech that was both moving and thought provoking. In particular, staff appreciated your message that the work of Canadian Heritage is very important to Atlantic society – and that we must always strive to do our work better. It was also obvious that staff enjoyed learning more about your personal history and philosophy. You may be leased to know that 100% of staff who completed evaluation forms strongly agreed that you were a knowledgeable and engaging speaker. Thank you for sharing the time to share with us your great passion for Aboriginal culture, as well as your message about the importance of kindness and generosity. – Co-President, Steering Committee – Canadian Heritage, Newfoundland, Canada