The ESPY Awards have tracked down one of the fewest and one of the proudest men in Hollywood to serve as host of this year’s ceremony.
Former Marine/Daily Show correspondent/Hangover co-star Rob Riggle has been tapped to takeover for Seth Meyers, who emceed this sports entertainment event for the past two years.
Other ESPY host have included Samuel Jackson (1999, 2001, 2002, and 2009) Lance Armstrong (2006), Justin Timberlake (2008).
“Why me? Straight up sex appeal,” Riggle said in a statement. “I know guys like Justin Timberlake and Seth Meyers are sexy… What can I say, I’m just another link in that sexy chain. I couldn’t be more honored to be the host of the ESPYS! I just hope they let me do my Karate demo!”
The ESPYs will air July 11 at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
At last year’s ceremony, the Best Female Athlete, Lindsey Vonn, asked to take a picture with Justin Bieber backstage. He obliged, of course.