David Koechner is going to have a very busy year.
On top of prepping for Anchorman 2 alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and the Channel 4 gang, Koechner will have his hands full with fantasy football. This season, the diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan is serving as the new spokesperson for Bud Light’s Fantasy Football League.
Koecher, 50, chatted with Celebuzz about all things NFL: the New York Jets’ quarterback roster, the newest member of the Denver Broncos — and perhaps most importantly — Champ Kind’s future in Anchorman 2, the sequel to the 2004 cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
“What I’ve been told is that the movie will be set around the advent of the 24 hour news channel,” Koecher revealed, adding that filming is slated for Feb. 2013.
“The director’s given me a couple of jokes that Champ is going to be purveying and some situations that he’s going to be in.”
Click after the jump for more details — then watch the video for Champ’s trademark Whammy!
Koechner was careful not to spill the beans on the sequel’s plans, including the possible return of Vince Vaughn, who has hinted that he could reprise his role as Wes Mantooth.
“The internet is a wonderful gossip rag. Who knows what’s going to happen?” Koechner said.
When Celebuzz asked Koechner to weigh in on the soap opera of Peyton Manning, who just began his five-year contract with the Broncos, the comedian held nothing back.
“I just hope the best for his health, to be honest, that’s all. I just want the guy to make it through. I don’t want him to win. I’m a Chiefs fan… sorry, I don’t want him to win. No,” Koechner says.
“It’s going to be a beautiful side soap opera, which is going to be a lot of fun to watch develop week to week. That’s what I love about the NFL,” Koechner said of the dueling Jets QBs Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez.
“It’s tough when one player gets, you know, all the blame — or all the credit.”
For more of Celebuzz’s interview with David Koechner, check out the video above, and be sure to watch until the end for a special signature squeal.