Howie’s World

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
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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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