Jon Hamm for the Oscars? Actor Is Hilarious Host of the ESPYs [Video]
Jon Hamm turned out to be a perfect choice of host for the ESPYs.
Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, has potentially put himself in the frame to host the Golden Globes or the Oscars after delivering a hilarious hosting performance of the ESPYs this week.
Those who've seen 30 Rock or Bridesmaids will know Hamm has comic timing, though we didn't know he was this funny.
Hamm was initially regarded as a strange choice of host for the awards, which honor achievements in sport, though he worked the crowd with aplomb, calling the ESPY's "the world's largest gathering of people wearing sunglasses indoors."
The actor took aim at Disney's huge flop The Lone Ranger, telling the audience, "I'm a lifetime sports fan, but honestly I still think it's better to be an actor. For example.Chris Bosh was recently fined $5,000 for flopping, meanwhile, recently Johnny Depp recently got paid $20 million for flopping. It's just better."
Later, he joked, "I play a troubled advertising executive so pretty much like everyone else here, I thank god every day for advertising."
In a skit about America's success at the Olympics, Hamm said, "Usain Bolt proved he is the fastest man on land. Michael Phelps proved he's the fastest man in water, and Ryan Lochte proved he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer," to the delight of the crowd and the dismay of the famously, er, stupid swimmer.
So it starts here. The campaign to have Jon Hamm host the Oscars 2014. I mean, of course we want Ricky Gervais back for the Golden Globes, but, yeah, Hamm for the big-one.
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