Howie Mandel is a stand-up comedian whose career has spanned the past 40 years with him appearing in movies, television game shows and animated cartoon series. His most recent achievements have him contributing as a judge on America’s Got Talent. As the previous host of Deal or No Deal, it makes perfect sense that he presides over a reboot of the game show. Also known for starring in notable TV series St. Elsewhere as Dr. Wayne Fiscus, Howie’s had success on a variety of television series that have earned him some award nominations. Some of Howie Mandel’s other successes include his creation of the animated cartoon series Bobby’s World. You may also remember his work as a voice-over actor from the movie Gremlins as the voice of Gizmo and its sequel. He’s starred in other movies like Walk Like A Man and Little Monsters. When you see Howie Mandel perform live, he draws on his experiences in the industry to deliver hilarious stories.
Living a Funny Life
Born in 1955 in Ontario, Canada, to a realtor and light manufacturer, Howie Mandel was the class clown growing up. He loved playing pranks on his friends and family. However, his antics caused him to get expelled from high school. After passing the high school equivalency exam, Howie went on to become a carpet salesman. His work ethic was seen here when he became so successful with carpet sales that he opened two retail locations. It was a random trip to Los Angeles with some friends, though, that changed his life forever. On a dare, Howie agreed to go on stage at The Comedy Store for amateur night. A television producer happened to be in the audience, liking him so much that he hired Howie to appear on the show Make Me Laugh. Howie eventually moved to LA where he pursued his comedy career.
Where can I see the Howie Mandel tour?
Touring across the US and Canada, Howie Mandel’s stand-up show can be viewed in a host of cities. Recent shows took place at Sound Waves at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. If you happen to be in Canada, you can also catch an upcoming show at the Sanderson Centre Brantford in Ontario.
What can I expect from a Howie Mandel tour performance?
Howie Mandel’s stand-up comedy isn’t exactly family-friendly, but it isn’t full of dirty language either. Most of the comedy is centered around his everyday observations, marriage and his life as a germophobe.
Has Howie Mandel ever won any awards?
The comedian was honored on Sept. 19, 2009, with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. He also received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1991 for Outstanding Animated Program and another nomination in 1994 for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program. Both nominations came from the work he did with the cartoon series Bobby’s World.
What else is Howie Mandel known for?
Outside of his long-running role as a judge on AGT, Howie is also an author of Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me. The book outlines his achievements and life living with ADHD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Are there any other comedians like Howie Mandel on tour?
While Howie is certainly one of a kind, his fans can also enjoy the comedy routines of Sebastian Maniscalco.