Directed by Dennis Rosenblatt
Original language(s) English
Final episode date 19 June 2004
Genre Sketch comedySatire
Country of origin United States
First episode date 15 June 1999
Network Comedy Central
|Created by Adam CarollaDaniel KellisonJimmy Kimmel|
Starring Adam Carolla (1999–2003)Jimmy Kimmel (1999–2003)Joe Rogan (2003–2004)Doug Stanhope (2003–2004)Bill Foster (1999–2000)Aaron Hamill (2000–2003)
Cast Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Joe Rogan, Vanessa Kay, Doug Stanhope
The Man Show is an American comedy television show on Comedy Central that aired from 1999 to 2004. It was created in 1999 by its two original co-hosts, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, and their executive producer Daniel Kellison.
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.
Departure of Kimmel and Carolla
In 2003, Kimmel and Carolla left The Man Show, with the hosting job passed down to comedians Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope. Together, they hosted the show for two more seasons before it ceased production.
Kimmel went on to host his own late night show for ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which he has hosted since 2003. Carolla stayed with Comedy Central to host Too Late with Adam Carolla in 2005 and then became part of CBS Radio's Free FM experiment after Howard Stern joined Sirius Satellite Radio; his talk show, The Adam Carolla Show, ran until 2009. Carolla continues to do the show as a daily podcast and also co-hosts the Spike show Catch a Contractor. Carolla has appeared on Kimmel's program several times during its run.
Rogan continued to host Fear Factor for three more years after The Man Show was cancelled and eventually became color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which he has been associated with since its early days. Stanhope continues to perform standup comedy.
In 2012 for the season 4, episode 29 of "Tosh.0" titled "Virgin Trampoline Jumper", Daniel Tosh revisited The Man Show with the second hosts Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope in which they made the claim that the show still gets filmed. The hosts gave advice for a man who was 37 and still a virgin, they then set him up with a Juggy Girl.
Notable Juggy Girls
Syndication and DVDs
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.
A Norwegian version was aired on TV 2 Zebra. 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.