Kenny vs. Spenny show stars Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, who face each other in various competitions. The loser of each episode must perform an act of humiliation, usually selected by the winner. Hotz created the series, and it is typically shot in their hometown of Toronto, Ontario, based mainly out of the house they share. As of November 2008, the show airs on CBC, Global andShowcase in Canada, on Comedy Central in Germany and the Netherlands, on The Comedy Channel in Australia, on Sony Max in South Africa, on FX in Portugal, on JIM in Finland, and on Comedy Central in Sweden. Kenny asserts that the series was completely unscripted, and is all real. The series concluded with an hour-long Christmas special that aired on December 23, 2010, at 9 pm ET/PT on Showcase.
The series was nominated for the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2010 and 2011 and for Gemini Awards in 2005, 2006, and 2008 as the best Canadian comedy series, and received a Rose d'Or nomination in Switzerland for "best international comedy series". The show has spawned several replicas of its format, including a family-friendly French Canadian version called Frank vs Girard that airs on VRAK.TV. Also following the format are Ed vs. Spencer in the United Kingdom, Juan vs. Roman in Latin America, Elton vs. Simon in Germany, Katja vs. Bridget and Dennis vs. Valerio in the Netherlands, "Sid vs. Varun" in India. During a radio interview on 29 February 2012, Hotz expressed his interest in doing a seventh season of the show, saying that if a network picks up the show the duo would definitely be interested. On November 23, 2012 Spenny said during an interview that “If there was money in it that made sense, I would do it probably.” in regard to a new season of Kenny Vs. Spenny. In a radio interview with Jesse Modz, Spenny announced that he and Kenny were in talks to make a Kenny vs. Spenny movie.