28 July 2008
Justin Timberlake hosting the ESPYS.
Now I’m not a particular Justin fan and there’s really only 1 sport I care about at all (baseball) but I got caught up watching the annual sports award show because he could not have been a better host. He was incredibly funny, really engaging and somehow made me enjoy watching the boring awards more than I enjoy watching most things.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Jon Stewart, but I’d love to see Justin get a chance to host something really big like the Oscars. Dry political humour works great on late night TV but a tedious awards show needs pizazz like back in the days of Billy Crystal… and Justin’s job hosting the ESPYS was the definition of pizazz.