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The Man Show was a television series that ran from 1999 to 2014 on Comedy Central. The show was co-hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla in its early years, with Doug Stanhope and Joe Rogan replacing Carolla in later seasons. The show was known for its comedic focus on all things male, from beer and sports to women and sex.
The show's format consisted primarily of skits and bits, filmed on location or in-studio, with the hosts and various guests. The skits ranged from music videos to parody commercials, and often involved scantily clad women or gags involving bodily functions. The show also included a "manversation" segment, in which Kimmel and Carolla would engage in banter about various topics related to masculinity.
One of the most popular segments on The Man Show was "The Juggy Dance Squad," in which a group of attractive women known as "Juggies" would perform a dance routine while wearing revealing clothing. The show also featured several recurring characters, such as "The Man Show Boy" (a young boy who served as the show's apprentice), and "The Man Show Handyman" (a bumbling handyman who often caused more problems than he solved).
The Man Show also had several celebrity guests over the years, including Cindy Crawford, Joanna Krupa, Rachel Sterling, and Arturo Gil. The show often featured these guests in comedic skits or interviews.
While The Man Show received high ratings during its early years, it was not without controversy. The show's portrayal of women and its use of sexual humor drew criticism from some viewers and feminists groups. In response to these criticisms, the show added a female co-host in its later years, including Kelly Monaco and Stephanie Courtney.
Despite its controversial content, The Man Show remained a popular staple of Comedy Central's lineup for over a decade, and helped launch the careers of both Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. While it may not be remembered as a particularly groundbreaking or sophisticated show, it remains a testament to the enduring appeal of crude humor and locker room banter.
The Man Show is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (121 episodes). The series first aired on June 16, 1999.