The Man Show

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The Man Show
GenreSketch comedy
Satire
Developed byAdam Carolla
Daniel Kellison
Jimmy Kimmel
StarringAdam Carolla (1999–2003)
Jimmy Kimmel (1999–2003)
Joe Rogan (2003–2004)
Doug Stanhope (2003–2004)
Bill Foster (1999–2000)
Aaron Hamill (2000–2003)
Opening themeSee below
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes112
Production
Executive producer(s)Jennifer Heftler,[1] Lisa Page, Daniel Kellison
Running time22 min
Broadcast
Original channelComedy Central
Original runJune 15, 1999 (1999-06-15) – June 19, 2004 (2004-06-19)
External links
Website
 
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The Man Show
GenreSketch comedy
Satire
Developed byAdam Carolla
Daniel Kellison
Jimmy Kimmel
StarringAdam Carolla (1999–2003)
Jimmy Kimmel (1999–2003)
Joe Rogan (2003–2004)
Doug Stanhope (2003–2004)
Bill Foster (1999–2000)
Aaron Hamill (2000–2003)
Opening themeSee below
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes112
Production
Executive producer(s)Jennifer Heftler,[1] Lisa Page, Daniel Kellison
Running time22 min
Broadcast
Original channelComedy Central
Original runJune 15, 1999 (1999-06-15) – June 19, 2004 (2004-06-19)
External links
Website

The Man Show is an American comedy television show on Comedy Central. It was created in 1999 by its two original co-hosts, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, and their executive producer Daniel Kellison.

Format[edit]

The Man Show simultaneously celebrated and lampooned the stereotypical loutish male perspective in a sexually charged, humorous light. The show consisted of a variety of pre-recorded comedy sketches and live in-studio events, usually requiring audience participation.

The Man Show is particularly well known for its buxom female models, the "Juggy Dance Squad", who would dance in themed, revealing costumes at the opening of every show, and in the aisles of the audience just before The Man Show went to commercial break and end the shows with the "Girls on Trampolines" segment. The first year of The Man Show featured beer-guzzling entertainer Bill 'The Fox' Foster as the show's emcee. Foster specialized in chugging two beers in record time (sometimes while suspended upside down) and singing lewd drinking songs. He would close every episode by leading the audience in the German drinking toast Zicke, Zacke, Zicke, Zacke, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi!, a tradition that continued after his death from prostate cancer in 2000.[2][3]

Notable segments[edit]

Departure of Kimmel and Carolla[edit]

In 2003, Kimmel and Carolla left The Man Show and the job of hosting was passed down to comedians Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope. It ran for one more season before being cancelled. Kimmel and Carolla went on to helm their own shows Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Too Late with Adam Carolla and The Adam Carolla Show. Carolla has appeared on Kimmel's program several times during its run including April 8, 2008 after he was eliminated from ABC's Dancing with the Stars.[4]

Notable Juggy Girls[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Syndication and DVDs[edit]

In the late 2000s, reruns of The Man Show aired on G4TV weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET and on Saturdays at 12:00 a.m. ET. It was originally thought that the Rogan-Stanhope-era episodes would not be shown because the commercials referred to the syndicated episodes as "the way Jimmy and Adam made it". However, Canadian channel mentv included the Rogan/Stanhope episodes in its schedule. G4TV also aired the Rogan-Stanhope episodes, but only a very few times.

The first four seasons of The Man Show are also available on DVD.

International versions[edit]

A Norwegian version was aired on TV 2 Zebra.[5] in 2006 and 2007, and ran its third season in 2008.

Also in Denmark, there was a version called Penislægens værksted (The Penis-doctors workshop) on TV2-Zulu.

A Turkish version was adapted by Play Productions and aired on Star TV in 2000.

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