The ESPYS is a celebration of the past year in sports.
ESPN has just announced that comedian and actor Tracy Morgan will host the 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One Live. The comedian also made the announcement via his Twitter page.
Tracy Morgan on Twitter
Guess what??? I AM HOSTING THE 2019 #ESPYS! @espn going to let me shock the the world on July 10th on @ABCNetwork. @BoJackson is going to pay me me the money he owes me too! #redacted https://t.co/SjO9v3srxl
Morgan, who currently stars on the critically acclaimed The Last O.G., will be joined by top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances.
“Tracy is effortlessly funny and deeply passionate about sports,” said ESPYS executive producer Maura Mandt. “He’s a natural choice to host The ESPYS and we’re thrilled to have him. Few people can own a room like Tracy Morgan, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the show.”
The ESPYS helps to raise awareness and funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano at the first ESPYS back in 1993.
ESPN has since helped raise close to $97 million for the V Foundation over the past 26 years. Tickets are available for public purchase at AXS.com.
The ESPYS will broadcast live on ABC on Wednesday, July 10th, at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.