Howie Mandel of America’s Got Talent tells the brilliant prank that got him expelled from school.

Howie Mandel is America’s Got Talent’s resident prankster, and he’s even collaborated with Simon Cowell on a few practical jokes. As it turns out, the comedian has been up to no good since he was a teenager, and he was even expelled from high school after pulling off one of the most brilliant pranks ever.

The 67-year-old recalled his big prank during an interview on Jeff Dunham’s program in 2021. “I looked in the Yellow Pages…I was merely looking through the Yellow Pages in the house and came across a building company, so I called them. I had no idea where this was going, but I called [and] they said, ‘So-and-so construction,’ and I replied, ‘Yes uh, my name’s Howie Mandel – I didn’t even change my voice!’