Actor/comedian Rob Riggle is about to live a sports fan’s dream: He will be the host The 2012 ESPYS on July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
Many will recognize Riggle from his correspondent work alongside Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. He has also flexed his comic muscles in film roles including The Hangover (who can forget the taser scene?), Step Brothers and The Other Guys.
In the video above Riggle pulls a few strings to make sure he has plenty of material for the upcoming ESPYS Awards.
Riggle participated in this week’s ESPN Upfront at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
ESPN Deportes also had its Upfront on a New York City rooftop.
Let’s review the week on Front Row:
• On Monday night, ESPN Radio host and SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt confirmed that he has agreed to a new multi-year contract with ESPN. In the “Front & Center” podcast, he discusses the process for making his decision, some deciding factors in staying at ESPN and more.
• Last weekend there was widespread speculation and confusion regarding ESPN’s recent rights agreement extension with the Atlantic Coast Conference. In response, Burke Magnus, Senior Vice President, College Sports Programming, took the opportunity to explain a few key facts related to ESPN’s ACC agreement.
• Last week’s Rays-Yankees game gave ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball crew of Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Mulder and Pedro Gómez the chance to visit MLB’s Fan Cave in Manhattan.
• On Thursday afternoon ESPN and President of ESPN, Inc. John Skipper recognized the company’s Volunteers Of The Year on the Bristol campus.