Screen Junkies » howie mandel http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Howie Mandel Forcing Celebrities To Do Stand-Up Comedy http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/howie-mandel-forcing-celebrities-to-do-stand-up-comedy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/howie-mandel-forcing-celebrities-to-do-stand-up-comedy/#comments Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:25:03 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220586 Another great contribution to society from Denmark.

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Howie Mandel‘s reign of terror has reached a new front: Celebrity Stand-Up. The show, which originated in Denmark, will follow a reality format that features celebrities sharing intimate personal details about their lives, and using those details to form stand-up comedy routines, which they then perform in front of a TV audience who votes on which is the best. Yeah, thanks Denmark. Anyway, here’s Mandel on his TV show that he wants you to watch (once a network agrees to put it on the air):

“There really isn’t anything like Celebrity Stand-Up on air in the U.S. right now. I see it as a unique and clever spin on the immersive celebrity interview. The contestants must examine their own lives to write sketches based on their personal experiences, and challenge themselves to go outside their comfort zones. The result is celebrities exposing themselves in a very honest and raw way, giving viewers a really intimate insight.”

Maybe this means we’ll get to see Neve Campbell tell jokes about the time her aunt made her smoke an entire pack of cigarettes in one sitting, or Wilmer Valderrama do a routine about the kids in 5th grade making fun of him for taking ballet classes. This should be the most hilarious and insightful trainwreck since The Marriage Ref! (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Avert Your Eyes, Howie Mandel And Fox Are Going To Flash Us http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/avert-your-eyes-howie-mandel-and-fox-are-going-to-flash-us/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/avert-your-eyes-howie-mandel-and-fox-are-going-to-flash-us/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:20:07 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=28209 Howie Mandel, that merry prankster, is at it again with a hidden camera special on Fox. That's what I would say if I was amused by Howie Mandel.

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Howie Mandel, that merry prankster, is at it again. That’s what I would say if I was amused by Howie Mandel. But because I’m not, here’s what I really want to say: Annoying comedian Howie Mandel again plans to ambush people on television for intended laughs. Mandel, who has played pranks on his NBC shows “Howie Do It” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” is planning a one hour special where he’ll create a series of flash mobs. For those unfamiliar with the concept of a flash mob, it’s fairly simple: a large group of people show up in a public place and put on some kind of large scale spontaneous performance. Anyone who has seen anything from Charlie Todd’s Improv Everywhere videos will recognize a flash mob immediately.

Mandel’s special, “Mobbed,” will air March 31st at 9pm, following “American Idol.” If all goes well, it could very well be a series. The show will feature every day people surprising their friends and loved ones with important/good news through massive scale song and dance performances. Let’s just hope no one gets so excited by the good news that they try to hi-five Mandel. No touching! (Vulture)

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