Howie Mandel cancels Atlanta concert scheduled Sept. 28, citing ‘scheduling conflict’

Originally posted Monday, September 24, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Howie Mandel, scheduled to do a stand up show at Atlanta Symphony Hall this Friday, cancelled today, just four days before the event. 

A press release cited an unspecified “scheduling conflict.” There was no indication that he is ill or dealing with a family emergency. Acts have cancelled concerts at the last second due to slow ticket sales. I am not sure if any of these possible scenarios fit Mandel’s situation. 

For most folks who purchased tickets via Ticketmaster online, refunds will automatically be dispensed. If you bought the tickets in person at the Atlanta Symphony Hall box office, you’ll have to go back there to get the refund. 

Mandel just finished judging “America’s Got Talent” last week. He was planning to bring along former “AGT’ contestant Preacher Lawson with him to Atlanta. 

Starting December 5, CNBC is bringing back Mandel’s show “Deal or No Deal,” which was taped in Orlando earlier this summer. 

Mandel, echoing many other comics of his era, recently complained to TMZ about how difficult it is now for stand-up comics in a world where folks are so easily offended.

“We’re too politically corrrect,” Mandel told the TMZ reporter. “I have really funny answers I can’t give you anymore. It’s not fun anymore... I’m so afraid of people with recording devices. You can lose an entire career for just trying out one piece of material.” 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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