This article not only highlights Howie’s OCD in vivid detail but also informs us to why he has become such an enormous success story over the last decade or so.
Truth be told, he has been a talented comedian most of his life and has worked extremely hard at his craft.
However, through various high profile shows like Deal Or No Deal and now the phenomenally successful America’s Got Talent, his star has risen to astronomical heights.
In fact, Howie was the reason I began watching America’s Got Talent last season and I am sure many others tuned into the show religiously to see Howie weave his magic, much to the chagrin of the more sedate Piers Morgan.
Sharon Osbourne acts as the perfect buffer for the shenanigans of Piers and Howie and, together, the chemistry between the three of them is pure magic.
The one statement that truly impressed me in this article was this Howie revelation:
“And that’s why as a judge I have a lot of empathy for anyone who just shows up. And I’m fascinated by quirkiness. I love originality. I crave it and I watch it on TV. My TV is on 24 hours a day, I’ll watch a non-English speaking infomercial. I will sit for hours on the internet watching Youtube”.
Those of us who Twitter know the colorful truth of this statement. Howie is an entertaining presence on Twitter, generously in touch with his fans, particularly on Tuesday evenings when America’s Got Talent is aired.
This is a great read for today’s Masterclass Monday and provides incredible insight into the genius of Howie Mandel.