Howie Mandel Admits He Thought Jimmy Kimmel Was Giving Out Acid at a Party on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
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Howie Mandel recently spilled the beans on his wild antics during a conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The comedian and America’s Got Talent judge shared a story about a birthday party, private jets, and a bizarre set of instructions for his unsuspecting driver.
Howie Mandel Thought Jimmy Kimmel Was Handing Out Acid to Dinner Guests
The story unfolded as Mandel discussed attending a birthday dinner for his friend Jeff Ross, hosted by none other than Kimmel. Mandel confessed that he doesn’t usually attend such Hollywood events due to his aversion to crowds and germs.
However, he decided to make an exception for Ross’s birthday celebration. Little did he know, this decision would lead to a hilarious encounter with Kimmel and a bag of mysterious pills.
As the evening progressed, Mandel observed a man jumping in the corner of the party, causing confusion among the guests. It turns out the man had indigestion, but the situation took a comedic turn when Kimmel returned with a bag. Mandel misheard Kimmel, thinking that it was filled with acid, and it was being given to everyone.
“Then you come back with a bag, and everybody’s reaching in the bag and they’re taking these pills, and I go, ‘What is that?’ And I heard them say, acid,” Mandel said. “It made me feel like I was so out of place at this Hollywood party. Jimmy Kimmel is serving acid, there’s one guy jumping off in the corner, everybody’s reaching into your bag going, ‘these are delicious,’ and it’s just this antacid.”
It turned out that the bag actually contained antacids, specifically Alka-Seltzer chewables. Needless to say, Mandel now has second thoughts about attending similar gatherings, due to the experience and being a notorious germophobe.
Howie Mandel Tells The Story of How He Pranked His Driver
The highlight of the evening, however, came when Mandel disclosed his newfound preference for private jets, driven by his fear of catching diarrhea on commercial flights. To add a touch of extravagance, Howie decided to play a prank on his driver by pretending to be a high-maintenance celebrity with a set of eccentric rituals.
He texted the driver instructing him to hold a pink bag three feet from Mandel’s head, make no eye contact, and perform a series of elaborate handoffs. The result? A side-splitting video of Mandel attempting to execute his made-up instructions, with the driver going along for the ride.
What made the clip even funnier was the driver’s commitment to the fake ritual. As Mandel described it, the driver was fully intent on “earning his tip,” which he most likely did receive after the funny interaction.