As announced last night during the 72nd PRIMETIME EMMYS on CTV, the broadcast of the all-new candid CTV Feature Documentary, HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME, premieres on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found. The two-hour documentary begins streaming on Crave on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Produced by Melbar Entertainment in partnership with Bell Media and directed by Barry Avrich, HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME is told through Mandel’s own voice, as it examines the beloved comedian and actor’s extraordinary life and career, as well as his painful struggles with mental illness and how he has was able to cope while managing a relentless pace in his professional and private life.
“I had no idea until I actually viewed this documentary how amazing I am,” said Mandel in an unsolicited quote.
“Howie is an incredible storyteller, and a strong and insightful contributor to conversations about mental health, including in his role as Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson, so we’re grateful that we are able to share his life and experience with Canadians,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming. “A candid yet hilarious film that the entire family can enjoy, it is the perfect complement to CTV’s already robust fall lineup.”
“Howie represents a rich and long tradition of Canadian superstar comedians and is easily one of this country’s national treasures. I wanted to go beyond the obvious hilarity and ingenious, inventiveness of Howie’s comedy, giving us a candid and uncensored look at his personal life, his demons, and life behind the velvet curtain,” said Barry Avrich, Executive Producer and Director. “I truly believe this film gives audience’s access to another side of Howie Mandel they have never seen before: raw, intimate, and brilliant.”
HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME is a revealing documentary that follows the life and career of Mandel, a veteran comedian, actor, and producer known for his battle with OCD and being a judge on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. The documentary explores his early years in the comedy industry and how he became a star on the popular series ST. ELSEWHERE. Viewers follow Mandel on the road while he performs stand-up performances, to behind-the-scenes at AGT, and personal time with his family. The documentary also explores the sharp edges of fame as it takes viewers closer to the manic world that is Mandel’s brilliance and pain due to his personal struggles with OCD.
This documentary is the latest in a strand of acclaimed original, award-winning feature documentaries from Bell Media, including ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION, YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY, and ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH.
Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years and his versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. Mandel serves as a judge on NBC’s hit talent competition series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT CHAMPIONS. He also served as executive producer and host of the CNBC game show DEAL OR NO DEAL. He has appeared in ST. ELSEWHERE, BOBBY’S WORLD, and wrote the 2009 memoir Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. Mandel has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He also performs as many as 200 stand-up comedy shows each year throughout the U.S. and Canada.