From America’s Got Talent and Deal or No Deal, the always outrageous Howie Mandel comes to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor, Mich., for one performance only on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm.
Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company Alevy Productions, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS, and Mobbed for FOX, among others.
He currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its 11th season with this being Mandel's seventh season on the series. Previously, Howie received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program” for Deal or No Deal, and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Game Show Host” for the syndicated version of the show.
Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film, and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.
In 2009, Howie added another title to his resume, author, when he released his frank, funny, no-holds- barred memoir Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. The memoir that revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD, and how it has shaped his life and career, made the New York Times Bestseller list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks.
Howie started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979 and then one night during a trip to Los Angeles he was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and Howie was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy game-show Make Me Laugh. His appearance on the show led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross’ opening act, and eventually to the television series St. Elsewhere, where Howie spent six seasons as “Dr. Wayne Fiscus” on the award-winning NBC drama.
Howie’s Emmy Award-nominated animated children series Bobby’s World ran eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series’ creator and executive producer, Howie was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby’s dad, and other characters. Howie attributes the show’s success to drawing the story lines from real life.
Howie has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk show circuit. Howie also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada.
Tickets for Howie Mandel start at $40 are on sale at www.TheMendelCenter.com, through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in The Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Discounts are available for seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. Note: This live show contains adult material.
Groups of 10 or more receive discounts when orders are placed through The Mendel Center box office or online. Contact the box office about reserving private pre- and post-show party areas and transform your show experience into an employee appreciation party, a gathering of good friends, or other celebration.
This performance is sponsored by 16 WNDU.
About The Mendel Center Mainstage: The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of special services including valet parking, catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, booster seats for children, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.
The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.
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