Candid Camera: The World’s First Reality Comedy Show

Meet Allen Funt

Allen Funt was the creator of Candid Camera. He was also the show’s host for a long, long time. He was with the show when it was Candid Microphone and orchestrated its breakout on to TV in 1948.

Meet Allen Funt

Despite his obsession with psychology, Allen studied Fine Arts at Cornell University and then followed it with a degree in Business Administration from Columbia University.

He didn’t go straight into the entertainment industry, instead, he spent a period of time in the military serving his country before moving into radio programming. It was at ABC Radio that he was given permission to make Candid Microphone.