Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



Do Germs Freak You Out? Howie Mandel Has Something For You
April 9, 2013
submit to reddit

Here's an age old question - if you drop food on the ground, should you eat it? And if you do, how long do you have to pick it up?

Five seconds? Three? Seven? However long it takes to bend over? It's one of those things we all feel funny about. And why?


They generally freak us out - some people more than others. Coughing, sneezing, door knobs, hotel beds, toilet seats, you name it.

Germs can be nasty business and send even the most resilient of us running for cover.

Howie Mandel is a self-described germaphobe. He talked about it quite seriously when he was on the show.

But Howie has also found humour in his irrational fear of germs.

Tonight, he's got a new Just For Laughs standup special on CBC called 'Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends' (check out the clip at the top) with a hand-picked lineup including...

The star of 'Mr. D' Gerry Dee, rising star Joe Machi, British comic Hal Cruttenden and musical act J. Chris Newberg ('America's Got Talent').

You can catch 'Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends' tonight at 8 pm on CBC Television, right after our show and 'Coronation Street'.

And here's Howie in the red chair, talking about how difficult it is to be so neurotic. He gets into it at the 6:28 mark.

Related stories

Best Night Ever? Russell Peters Thinks So

The Muppets Give A Stirring & Bona Fide Tribute To Canada

Great News: Comedian Mike MacDonald Is Recovering Well After Liver Transplant


Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.