Stand-up comedian, seasoned improv actor, writer, producer and Lieutenant Colonel for the Marines, Rob Riggle has been tapped to host this year’s ESPYs, the sports award show put on by ESPN every year.
The big gig goes down July 11 and will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Riggle joins the likes of Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Lance Armstrong, Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake as ESPY host. About being chosen for the job, Riggle had this to say: “Why me? Straight up sex appeal,” Riggle said. “I know guys like Justin Timberlake and Seth Meyers are sexy… What can I say, I’m just another link in that sexy chain.”
Indeed, Rob. Indeed.