If you’re a child of the millennium, you know Howie Mandel as that guy who talks to “The Banker” on Deal or No Deal. But if you grew up during the ’80s and ’90s, Mandel is likely responsible for many of your favorite pop cultural experiences as a kid. Dude was the voice of Gizmo in the 1984 film Gremlins and of Bunsen Honeydew, Animal, and Skeeter on the cartoon Muppet Babies. And let’s not forget Bobby’s World, the animated series that ran for eight seasons and was created by — you guessed it — Mandel.
These days, he’s primarily a game show and reality competition host who sometimes makes cameo appearances on other people’s shows. But there’s always a chance he’ll go old-school when he takes the stage at Hard Rock Live.
Mon., Jan. 28, 7 p.m., 2013