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November 6, 1989 | By Jim Gladstone, Special to The Inquirer
Opening with a loose-limbed routine on childbirth, Howie Mandel established an accidental motif for the first of his two performances at the Valley Forge Music Fair on Saturday night. It was the night of the killer dad jokes. That's not to say that the mush-faced comic actor who played delightful Dr. Wayne Fiscus on television's late, lamented St. Elsewhere is following in the yuk-fest footsteps of fellow tube doc Bill Cosby. No, Mandel doesn't tell charming, gently humorous tales about being a dad; he spouts the groaningly goofball puns and one-liners that are the providence of proud papas everywhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1987 | By STUART D. BYKOFSKY, Daily News Staff Writer
Howie Mandel strides onstage and walks right into a wall - a wall of screams from last Friday's audience at the Sands. The audience screams, and Mandel screams back. "I think they were screaming because they were happy to see me," he said the next day. "I was screaming because I didn't know what the hell I was going to do. " Another opening, another show. "So I'm just screaming out of a combination of fear-slash-pain. And they're going 'Yaaayyy' and I'm just screaming.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howie Mandel's club act is likely the most unpredictable session in show business - a bizarre spectacle to behold, what with all those spastic body movements, assorted props and off-the-wall comments. Not to mention all that audience participation. "I have no idea what I'm saying," said Mandel, who is appearing tonight through Sunday at the Sands Hotel & Casino. "It just comes out, and I'm hearing it, too. " Get it? Mandel is entertaining himself as much as he's entertaining the audience.
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September 7, 1992 | This story contains information from the Associated Press, Reuters and Inquirer correspondent Ryan Murphy
Timing is everything in comedy. When you're off, the audience can kill you. Or, even worse, want its money back. That's what the U.S. Naval Academy is demanding from stand-up star Howie Mandel, who performed at the Annapolis, Md., campus last month while the Navy was reeling over sexual-assault charges connected to the Tailhook scandal. Ever topical, Mandel took the opportunity to jokingly invite women in the audience to perform oral sex on stage. Six days before Mandel's show, the academy had held a seminar to warn male and female students against behavior that could be perceived as sexual harassment.
NEWS
July 20, 1988 | By DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer
Howie Mandel is on the phone from California, talking about high school, where his stand-up humor has been trapped for more than a decade. The 33- year-old actor/comedian, who opens a five-day stand-up engagement at the Sands in Atlantic City tonight, is talking in his normal voice, the one he used on 'St. Elsewhere' as Dr. Wayne Fiscus, the one he will use when he begins work on an (as-yet-untitled) romantic comedy in September. I am startled by his normal voice, as well as by his normal sanity, because I have just watched two of his live comedy videos and it is hard for me to imagine that the Howie Mandel on those tapes is the Howie Mandel on the phone.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2000 | By Jack Lloyd, FOR THE INQUIRER
Howie Mandel was on the phone in his car while driving to a hot date. Just how hot remained to be seen. No matter, the comedian had his wife's approval. Actually, it wasn't Mandel's date. He was on his way to film the latest chapter in a documentary he is making on the breakup of a friend's marriage. Mandel, you see, picks his projects wherever he finds them. So, what's so special about this divorce? "That's the beauty of it," Mandel said, as he steered along the streets of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Getting Howie Mandel to host Deal or No Deal was a tough sell. "I said, 'Absolutely not!' I had no interest in being a game-show host," Mandel recalls, from his home in Los Angeles. "I didn't want to read questions off a card and say, 'Correct!' " His manager couldn't convince him. The head of the production company for the prospective show struck out. "He re-created the game on this little board," Mandel recalls. "It looked like an eighth-grade arts and crafts project. I thought I was being punk'd.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Bill Maher; Nikki Reed; Drake performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Howie Mandel; Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi; Patrick Stump. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:35 a.m., 6ABC) - Dancing With the Stars castoff; Christina Perri. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) Ewan McGregor; Jeff Cesario; Paula Poundstone.
NEWS
November 26, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Tonight's St. Elsewhere absolutely, positively has to be seen. Tonight's Late Night With David Letterman really should be seen. Everything else, by comparison, is only television. EVENING HIGHLIGHTS A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICA (9 p.m., Ch. 12) - The day was May 2, 1986, and the idea was to hire 200 photographers and 23 camera crews to blanket the country and shoot whatever they wanted. Tonight's show is the video version of that one-day photo album. PBS. ST. ELSEWHERE (10 p.m., Ch. 3)
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May 15, 2015 | By Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
There will be no shortage of laughs this summer in Atlantic City casinos, along with other nonmusical attractions. As always, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the chuckle chase with a diverse slate of funny people, from Jerry Seinfeld and Howie Mandel to George Lopez, part-time Media resident Wanda Sykes, and Margaret Cho. Elsewhere in town, the offerings include Bill Maher at Caesars, Chris Tucker (Trump Taj Mahal), Dom Irrera and WIP overnight host Big Daddy Graham (Tropicana)
NEWS
June 30, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV CRITIC
Showtime delivers a solid one-two punch on Sunday, following the start of the eighth and final season of Dexter with the premiere of its impressive series Ray Donovan (10 p.m.). In a casting coup, Liev Schreiber ( X-Men Origins: Wolverine ) makes his TV debut as the title character, a supremely capable Hollywood "fixer. " When elite actors, athletes, millionaires, musicians, or studio bosses get themselves stuck in a serious (usually criminal) jam, Ray gets them out. By any means necessary.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2013 | Staff
If you're still mourning the loss of Sharon Osbourne on America's Got Talent , dry your eyes: Heidi Klum has signed on to be a fourth judge on the reality TV show, which begins taping today. Klum joins judges Howie Mandel , Howard Stern , and Melanie Brown .   Where's Don? You probably noticed that wasn't Don Pardo 's voice announcing the cast of Saturday Night Live on Saturday night. That's because the show's announcer since 1975 (minus one season)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By John Rogers, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - James Comisar is the first to acknowledge that people have questioned his sanity for spending the better part of 25 years collecting everything from the costume George Reeves wore in the 1950s TV show Superman to the entire set of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson . Then there are the pointy Spock ears Leonard Nimoy wore on Star Trek and the guns Tony Soprano used to rub out a mob rival on The Sopranos . ...
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December 13, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Leslie Mann; wrestling champion Sheamus. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Hugh Jackman; tennis player Maria Sharapova; J.D. McPherson. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Jamie Foxx; TV host Julie Chen; DIIV performs. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Martin Short; Billy Joel; John Cena; Neal Brennan. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - TV host Howie Mandel; actress Olivia Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The secret to the Kanye West - Kim Kardashian marketing putsch, er, I mean romance, is out: He's her style guru. "Kanye is coming over today with his stylist," Kim said on Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians , "and he's giving me a full clothing makeover. " Shot in the early days of their courtship, the episode has Kanye totally do the Henry Higgins on reality TV's Eliza Doolittle in his own image. "He thinks those are so ghetto," Kim tells sis Khloé of a pile of discarded fashions.
NEWS
December 16, 2011 | Chuck Darrow
IS THIS THE BEGINNING of Howard Stern's "George Foreman moment"? Yesterday, it was announced the Sirius-XM satellite radio host and human lightning rod had signed with NBC-TV to replace Piers Morgan on "America's Got Talent," where he'll join Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne on the judges' panel. So far, no financial details of the contract have been released (although $15 million a year has been kicked around in the media), but the deal does mandate that the show move production from Los Angeles to Stern's New York home base.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2011 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
NOW IN ITS 15th year, the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe officially kicks off tonight. It's always game to bring something different to local stages. This time around, highlights include dance that crosses cultural divides, feats of flying fancy - and dirty puppets. Here are our Live Arts faves:   Shakespeare, Remixed The genius of William Shakespeare is that while his plays are the ultimate literary sacred cow, they're also famously adaptable for different eras and interpretations.
NEWS
July 7, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howie Mandel is a major germaphobe. The folks at America's Got Talent - where he's the newest judge - had to know this. The title of Mandel's autobiography is Don't Touch Me . As a child, he wouldn't fix undone shoelaces because they'd touched the floor. How long have you been a germaphobe, he was once asked. "You're asking my age?" he replied. And yet, somebody at the NBC summer hit apparently thought it would be funny to test the bald big mouth's microbe-phobia.
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