This year it’s live with SNL’s Seth Meyers as host – we talked to him today in a conference call about LeBron, the best sports SNL host and more.
We asked Meyers if, as host, he had any inside information about what LeBron will say tomorrow night at 9pmET on the network. “I cannot tell you how depressed I am over the lack of inside information they’re giving me,” he said. “I would have thought I’m part of the family and can be trusted. I get the sense some people around here know and they’re not saying.”
Meyers says he’ll be watching tomorrow, joking, “I really like the idea of an entire hour of TV being dedicated to a person naming one team.” He said he’s “hoping he’ll be there,” at the ESPYs, and LeBron was “a really good host,” when he was on SNL.
The best sports host though? Peyton Manning, according to Meyers, who he revealed would help out with a pre-taped ESPYs segment. Other than that, he wouldn’t give too much away about the actual show. “We had written a huge opening musical number called ‘Everybody’s Playing for the Chicago Bulls’ and it’s already obsolete,” he said.
The ESPYs are live at 9pmET on July 14.