Saturday Night Live head writer and “Weekend Update” newsman Seth Meyers will host the 18th annual ESPY Awards, airing July 14th on ESPN. This is set to be the first time since the 2003 ESPYs that the ceremony will be broadcast live, making Meyers an even more ideal host given his experience with live television. This is a step up for the SNL castmember, who co-hosted last year’s ceremonies with Brett Favre.
Meyer’s is said to be a pretty avid sports fan, admitting love for the Red Sox and appearing fairly often on ESPN’s podcast “The B.S. Report.” That paired with a year full of humor-laden sports stories (my God just think of all the Tiger Woods jokes) should make for an entertaining ceremony.