Oops, wrong speech. I am saying that this mild mannered persona I present to the world is merely a front. Beneath this petite and placid exterior is a fat lady with a bad temper and a worse attitude. Be advised: the investigation is ongoing, and when we find you, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The truth is, Mandel, 29, can act like a grown-up; he does that every week on St. Elsewhere. As the alert emergency room medic, Dr. Fiscus, Mandel portrays the son his parents always wanted. The real Howie appears on the current Cinemax special Howie Mandel: Live From Carnegie Mall. In 26 minutes he performs 52 skits in a California shopping mall. Here's Howie plunging his hand into a goldfish bowl—sushi on the cheap. And here's Howie putting one of those anti-shoplifting devices in an old lady's purse. The alarm buzzes! Now she's under arrest!"