Howie Mandel remembers his disastrous 'Tonight Show' appearance with Johnny Carson
Early in his career, Howie Mandel of America’s Got Talent knew that landing an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the best gig a comedian could get. So, in quick preparation for his guest spot, he stopped by a studio’s prop room to pick up the essentials: a plastic saber-toothed tiger and a giant fake carrot.
“That’s the last time I did the Johnny Carson show,” Mandel says, “I remember getting the call, going ‘Johnny wasn’t happy.’ And that’s the first time I felt a little flutter in my heart.”
Watch Mandel recount the disastrous experience, along with his AFib diagnosis (the other reason for a flutter in his heart), ahead of the America’s Got Talent premiere on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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