2. Charlyne Yi Is Man On The Street
She might not technically be a “man,” but Charlyne Yi’s Man on the Street interviewing strategy is more original than ever attempted before.
3. The Tom Green Show’s Talk To The Poo
A segment from MTV’s The Tom Green Show, “Talk To The Poo” takes a man, a microphone, some feces, and hits the street for some hard-hitting journalism.
4. Jerry Rio….Man On The Street
“The first docu-comedy to explore the urban landscape,” Jerry Rio takes to the NYC streets of the mid-90s, where he really lets the people share their comedic talents.
5. Insomniac With Dave Attell
Late night TV watchers (and people who fell asleep with their TVs on) loved Dave Attell’s “Insomiac With Dave Attell,” where the comedian explored the seedy nightlife of various cities.
6. Steve Allen’s Man On The Street
Late night pioneer Steve Allen was not only the first host of The Tonight Show, but he was also perhaps the first Man on the Street, leading the way for popular Tonight Show segments including…
7. Jay Leno’s Jaywalking
Jay Leno’s take on Americans (read: they aren’t so smart!) was the idea for his Jaywalking segment, a hugely popular bit on The Tonight Show.
10. Untopical Man On The Street with Gil Ozeri
There’s nothing street-strollers enjoy more than being accosted by a microphone, especially when the topic at hand is completely irrelevant.
11. Ross Everett Occupies
It seemed as though Occupy Wall Street had just as many reporters as it did occupiers, and some of those were true Men on the Street. Take, for example, Ross Everett, who has definitely the ideal amount of street people to talk to.