(Vancouver, BC) — Ed Hill announced today the filming dates for his first comedy special, CANDY & SMILEY. Principal photography will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 over two performances, at 6pm & 8:30pm, at Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre. Written and performed by Ed Hill, the special is presented and distributed internationally by Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle Company. The special is directed by Margin Films’ creator/director Quentin Lee, known for Comedy InvAsian and Brash Girls Club.
CANDY & SMILEY is relevant, realistic, and at times — ridiculous. Comprised of stories about Ed’s life and relationship with his parents, the special explores the intricacies and intimacies of a first generation Taiwanese-Canadian family. CANDY & SMILEY is a unique and hilarious journey. It is a close examination of the Asian-immigrant experience, a genuine reflection on the meaning of family, and an honest observation on the cultural identity of a new generation.
Originally from Taiwan, Ed is an award winning comic who moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. Since then, Ed has performed all over the world. He was voted “Best Vancouver Comedian of 2016” by WestEnder Magazine, and “Best Vancouver Comedian of 2015” by WestEnder Magazine and The Georgia Straight, and named “Comic to Watch” in 2018 by Reader’s Digest Magazine and in 2015 by Canadian Immigrant Magazine.
Hill is known for appearances on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Laughs on FOX, TEDx, tweets that have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, DOSE, and Distractify, as well as three live comedy albums: Son of Smiley, Canasian, Weirdo Whisperer, which were recorded in Vancouver, Taipei (his birthplace), and Seattle respectively.
He was also invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival, Comedy Masala in Singapore, Live Comedy Club in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, NXNE, San Francisco Comedy Festival, and many more.
Ed’s innate ability to combine culture with comedy has led him to multiple tours around the world, including Canada, United States and Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
CANDY & SMILEY PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
March 28, 2020 @ 6pm & 8:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets $18 @ candyandsmiley.com
Promo Video: https://youtu.be/BmOxBgmNQFs
CANDY & SMILEY