Howie Mandel “The View” Video: “AGT” Judge Begs Nick Cannon To Return

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Howie Mandel The View Video

By Shari Weiss |

Howie Mandel The View Video


Howie Mandel used his appearance on Friday’s “The View” to beg Nick Cannon to return to “America’s Got Talent.” Watch below.

As Gossip Cop reported, earlier this month Cannon said he was leaving “AGT” after NBC contemplated firing him for a racial joke he made about the network during his Showtime standup special. Mandel, who was guest co-hosting on “The View,” defended his longtime friend and colleague. He confessed, “I’ll be honest with you. I’m very pained right now because the thought of doing and going ahead without Nick Cannon is unthinkable.”

Noting he and Cannon have toured together, Mandel made the point that comedians act differently depending on the setting. “The Howie Mandel that will be on stage tonight is not the Howie Mandel you’re watching right now or the Howie Mandel you see on ‘AGT.’ There’s a time and a place,” he argued.

Mandel went on, “Nick Cannon is a comedian. Nick Cannon is a musician. Nick Cannon is — you ever see ‘Wild N Out’ on MTV? It’s a very different Nick Cannon.” Asked if his exit is official, the “AGT” judge said, “It’s in his court. We’re two weeks away from filming.”

The comedian then looked directly into the camera and pleaded to Cannon: “Nick, say it ain’t so. Please come back to work. I think he’s the best host on television…. Nick, the show will not be as good without you. You’ve got to come back.” Check out the video below. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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