The hysterical comedian, actor and host of The Soup Joel McHale will host the 22nd annual ESPY Awards.

“Joel is an extremely talented performer, a unique voice and a huge sports fan,” said Connor Schell, senior vice president, ESPN Films and Original Content, who oversees The ESPYS. “His experience as a comedian and love of sports make Joel the perfect host for The ESPYS inaugural broadcast on ABC.”

Anyone who watches The Soup or has seen McHale’s stand-up knows that he is hilarious and very talented and that mixed in with his passion for sports makes him the perfect host for the ESPYS.

McHale is also on Community on NBC and has been in several films such as Ted and Spider-Man 2

“I’m thrilled to be hosting The ESPYS. Just ecstatic,” McHale said in the press release.

The ESPYS will air live on July 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Author: Thomas.Z ~ Contributing editor