From perm to bald head! Shaking hands to mysophobia (fear of germs). St Elsewhere to Deal Or No Deal. The one and only Howie Mandel reveals all.
LO: You got your start in Hollywood as a stand up comedian and from time to time you hear comedians say, you know, they need to get back on the stage. Through all that you’ve done, what’s it like for you to go back on stage?
Howie Mandel: I’ve never actually left the stage. I do 150 concerts a year at least, you know, not to mention the charities and the corporate dates. I. . .I’m, I’m on the road all the time. I’ll never leave the stage. You’ll never hear me say I got to get back to the stage because I’m always. . .I’m always on it. I do about three. . .Two, three times a week, I have concerts.
LO: Is it, sort of a release for you it. . .or just part of who you are?
Howie Mandel: Both. You know, it’s, it’s the one thing that I do that has no boundaries, no marks to hit, no lines to recite and I can do anything, my heart desires, just like a primal scream at the end of the day. It’s just my fun and it fulfills every. . .also creatively. I’m all over the country, you know, kind of, interacting with people and these are the people that I’m trying to entertain, so it’s, it’s a good. . .It’s a good sense for me. . .It’s good. . .It keeps me, you know, kind of aware of what’s going on and how people are reacting, and who they are.
For the complete interview: http://workingradio.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/howie-mandel-interview/