Jon Hamm will step into his comedy shoes once again to host the 2013 EPSYS on ESPN, the actor announced during his appearance on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” on Wednesday (April 24).
“The ESPYS is designed to showcase the year’s best sports moments in a sharp, fun and entertaining manner and Jon’s the perfect host for this year’s show. His appearances on shows like ’30 Rock’ and ‘SNL’ show that humor and creativity are two of his main strengths,” Maura Mandt, ESPYS’ executive producer, said in a statement. “The combination of Jon’s dry wit with his passion for sports will give fans a unique and original view of the year in sports.”
“I’m very excited to be hosting the ESPYS. As a longtime sports fan and a marginally successful high school athlete I feel my skill-set jibes well with a host’s duties,” Hamm remarked. “I now have to figure out what cleats to wear with a tuxedo.”
The ESPYS, which commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances, will be televised live Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Previous hosts have included Justin Timberlake, Seth Meyers and Samuel L. Jackson.