Mark Your Calendars: Jon Hamm Is Hosting The ESPYs

The ESPYs just got a whole lot sexier.

On Wednesday, ESPN announced that its annual awards show will be graced by the presence of Jon Hamm, who will serve as host.

“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,” ESPYs executive producer Maura Mandt said in a release. “His appearances on shows like 30 Rock and SNL show that humor and creativity are two of his main strengths.”

Add to that, his natural knack for looking his very best on nearly every red carpet event, regardless of whether or not he’s wearing any underwear.

 

“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,” the Mad Men star said in a statement. “I now have to figure out what cleats to wear with a tuxedo.”

Hamm will follow the footsteps of previous hosts including Justin Timberlake (2008), Samuel L. Jackson (1999) and Rob Riggle, who hosted last year’s festivities.

Mad Men kicked off its sixth season on AMC earlier this month.

The 2013 ESPYs will be handed out live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on July 17 at 9PM ET on ESPN.

Will you watch the ESPYs this year? Do you think Jon Hamm will make a good host? 

 

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