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Howie Mandel on Florida Road Trips, Disney Weddings and More

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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

You've seen him on TV shows like Deal or No Deal and America's Got Talent. You've heard his voice in the Gremlins movies and on the '90s cartoon series Bobby's World.

But entertainer Howie Mandel got his start in stand-up comedy, and the 57-year-old still loves a good joke. Earlier this month, Mandel went undercover as a Disney World castmember to prank tourists during an on-location episode of Live with Kelly and Michael. Check out the video:

Comedy is also what brings Mandel to Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall this Sunday, March 3. For ticket info, click here.

Ahead of his Van Wezel show, Mandel called WUSF from his Los Angeles home. To hear that conversation, including why Mandel feels so at home in Florida and why he talked his daughter out of a Disney wedding, click the "Listen" link above.