Peyton Manning on Hosting the 2017 ESPYS
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Peyton Manning on Hosting the 2017 ESPYS


[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: WE’RE BACK WITH THE GREAT PEYTON MANNING. PEYTON, TOMORROW NIGHT YOU ARE HOSTING THE ESPYs. THIS IS A LIVE TELEVISION EVENT. WELL, YOU’VE BEEN ON MORE LIVE TELEVISION EVENTS PROBABLY THAN ANYONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.>>SCREWED UP LIVE A LOT. SUNDAY AFTERNOONS.>>Jimmy: NOTHING EVER GOES PERFECTLY. IT’S ALWAYS — THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING. BUT THIS IS A BIG DEAL. DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE ABOUT IT?>>WELL, IT’S A LOT LIKE A GAME WEEK. I CAN REALLY RELATE TO IT. YOU DO PUT A LOT OF TIME IN PREPARING AND REHEARSING AND KIND OF DECIDING WHAT PLAYS MIGHT WORK AND WHAT WON’T WORK. BUT I’VE BEEN COMING TO THIS SHOW FOR A LONG TIME. I WAS THERE WHEN YOU HOSTED. YOU DID A GOOD JOB.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>YOU OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT — [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: I HOSTED WITH LeBRON ACTUALLY.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WE HOSTED TOGETHER. DO YOU WORRY WHEN YOU’RE IN THE AUDIENCE AT THE ESPYs THAT SOMEBODY’S GOING TO MAKE FUN OF YOU?>>ABSOLUTELY. BUT I THINK ATHLETES FOR THE MOST PART HAVE PRETTY THICK SKIN.>>Jimmy: I THINK SO TOO.>>BUT I THINK IT’S DIFFERENT, JIMMY. IF I MAKE FUN OF AN ATHLETE, AT LEAST I’VE KIND OF BEEN THERE. WHEN THEY GET MADE FUN OF BY LIKE AN UNATHLETIC COMEDIAN IT’S KIND OF DIFFERENT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: RIGHT. I’M TRYING TO THINK OF SOME EXAMPLES, BUT — [ LAUGHTER ]>>YEAH. NORM McDONALD.>>Jimmy: LIKE NORM McDONALD FOR INSTANCE.>>I WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU.>>Jimmy: LU TAKE IT EASY ON THE GUYS WHO ARE YOUR FRIENDS OR DOES IT GO THE OTHER WAY?>>WELL, LIKE I SAID, BECAUSE I PLAYED, THERE ARE CERTAIN PLACES THAT I WON’T GO THAT MAYBE A COMEDIAN OR ENTERTAINER WOULD GO. BUT I DO THINK IF YOU PLAY SPORTS YOU GO UP IN A LOCKER ROOM, YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE THICK SKIN. PLAYERS ARE CONSTANTLY GIVING EACH OTHER A HARD TIME. AND THAT’S PART OF IT. SO I THINK WE’LL FIND SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO MAYBE, YOU KNOW, DO SOME THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES.>>Jimmy: DID YOU USE WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING THE TEAM AS A QUARTERBACK, DID YOU USE COMEDY TO BRING GUYS TOGETHER? WAS THERE KIND OF A PLAN THAT YOU HAD?>>WELL, IT’S FUNNY. SO YOU SIT IN THESE MEETINGS. HALF THE TIME IN FOOTBALL YOU’RE SIGNATURE IN THESE MEETINGS JUST WATCHING FILM. SO I COURTED LIKE CLARK W. GRISWOLD FROM “VACATION” IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOOTBALL MEETING AND NOBODY KNEW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. [ LAUGHTER ] SO I SENT THEM HOME, THE ROOKIES, WITH SOME HOMEWORK. I SAID I NEED YOU TO GO WATCH “VACATION,” “FLETCH,” “THE JERK,” “STRIPES,” AND “CADDYSHACK.” [ APPLAUSE ] THESE ARE RIGHT UP THERE WITH “GONE WITH THE WIND,” RIGHT?>>Jimmy: ABOVE “GONE WITH THE WIND.”>>I AGREE. AND THEY CAME BACK AND THEY WERE LIKE, WE DIDN’T THINK IT WAS FUNNY, I COULDN’T FINISH IT.>>Jimmy: OH, NO.>>TOTALLY BACKFIRED ON ME. BUT I WAS TRYING TO GET ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH WHERE YOU COULD COMMUNICATE AND USE A QUOTE FROM, YOU NKNOW RAZIS KICHLT FRM “STRIPES.” THAT DIDN’T WORK.>>Jimmy: YOU’VE GOT TO WATCH THEIR MOVIES I GUESS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WILL WEAR AS HOST? WILL YOU WEAR A CUP?>>I WILL. A MOUTHPIECE. [ LAUGHTER ] YEAH. I’VE TRIED TO BE A LITTLE MORE LOW MAINTENANCE I THINK THAN PAST HOSTS.>>Jimmy: OKAY.>>I’M WEARING ONE SUIT. I’M BRINGING IT MYSELF. I’M NOT HAVING ANYBODY DRESS ME. I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: YOU WON’T HAVE LITTLE BIRDS LIKE CINDERELLA PUT THEIR — >>NOT YET. I GUESS TOMORROW NIGHT I COULD CHANGE MY MIND.>>Jimmy: YOU SHOULD REALLY RECONSIDER THAT. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WHAT YOU’RE WEARING. TOM BRADY, IS HE SOMEBODY THAT YOU WILL MAKE FUN OF AS A FELLOW GREAT QUARTERBACK? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LEAVE HIM BE OR IS HE — >>NO. LIKE I SAID, THE PATRIOTS WON THE SUPER BOWL. SO THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY A PART OF THE SHOW. I THINK THE ONE THING THAT I WILL DO FROM THE GET-GO AND REALLY THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, JIMMY, IS MAKE FUN OF MYSELF PRETTY HEAVILY. I DON’T TAKE MYSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO LAUGH AT YOURSELF. SO I’M DOING THAT A LOT, WHICH I THINK GIVES ME A PRETTY GOOD PLATFORM TO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE HAVE FUN WITH ANYBODY ELSE.>>Jimmy: OKAY.>>YEAH, TOM’S FAIR GAME TOMORROW.>>Jimmy: OH, TOM IS FAIR GAME. VERY GOOD. WELL, I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING IT. IT WILL BE FUN WATCHING YOU DO

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