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Watch: Jon Hamm's Opening Monologue at the ESPYs

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Watch Jon Hamm throw some zingers at athletes and celebrities to open up the 20th annual ESPY awards

Watch: Jon Hamm's Opening Monologue at the ESPYs

ESPN's sports award show, the ESPYs, were held last night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Much like most awards shows, the ESPYs features sports stars and teams giving each other pats on the back and celebrating themselves. Nonetheless, though, it is still fun to celebrate some of the great athletic feats from major sports to individual performers in the Olympics.

This year's awards show, the 20th annual ESPYs, was hosted by Jon Hamm, noted Mad Men star. Hamm was a different choice for a host, but he did a commendable job given the type of material that these hosts are usually limited to (Norm MacDonald may have created those barriers after his host job in 1998).

Some of the jokes were a little weak -- "Manu Ginobili is going to take some time off and do some traveling.... I'm not sure if he's going to called for it, but he's going to do it anyway," or "Usain Bolt proved he's the fastest man on land; Michael Phelps proved he's the fastest man in water; and Ryan Lochte proved that he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer." But he also threw some actual LOL-worthy zingers in there:

He went back to Lochte and said: "Lochte won five medals in London, and only two of them were damaged when he tried to find out if there was chocolate inside."

On actors having better jobs than athletes: "Chris Bosh was recently fined $5,000 for flopping. Meanwhile, recently Johnny Depp just got paid $20 million for flopping."

On Dwight Howard leaving the Los Angeles Lakers: "He finally found a way to help the Lakers win." And then the three second, blank clip of Howard's greatest moments as a Laker.

Hamm also burned the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, first saying the NBA Finals had every stage of male pattern baldness, and then giving credit to Miami Heat coach, "Bruno Mars."

Watch the video below to see Hamm's opening monologue:

Not too shabby, Mr. Hamm.

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