ESPN announced this week that generally ubiquitous comedian Rob Riggle will host the 2012 ESPYS.
Best known for his work on "The Daily Show" -- or for appearances in films like "The Hangover" and "21 Jump Street" -- Riggle follows up on a two-year run by Seth Meyers as ESPY host.
In addition to his film and TV work, Riggle is a life-long Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan, as well as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, having served oversees in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
"Why me? Straight up sex appeal," Riggle states. "I know guys like Justin Timberlake and Seth Meyers are sexy... What can I say, I'm just another link in that sexy chain," said Riggle. "I couldn't be more honored to be the host of the ESPYS! I just hope they let me do my Karate demo!"
The ESPYS will be televised live from the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.