Last year's installment of Spike's Video Game Awards didn't have a specific host. That's OK, because this year's are being hosted by a man with enough talent for two award shows.
Whether you call him Doogie Howser, Dr Horrible, Barney Stinson, Spider-Man, or Carl Jenkins, I'll just stick to calling Neil Patrick Harris by his given name: The Man. Following in the footsteps of Jack Black, Samuel L. Jackson, and Snoop Dog, Harris is stepping up to the podium this weekend to help Spike celebrate the year's best video games, and he won't be alone.
Fans can expect guest appearances by Danny Devito, Kaitlin Olson, and Rob McElhenney of It's Always Sunny In Philadephia; director Guillermo Del Toro; Firefly's Nathan Fillion; Chris Hemsworth, star of Thor, and many more. Tony Hawk will even be there, perhaps apologizing profusely for the last two titles in his skateboarding game series.
All of that, plus a performance from My Chemical Romance. Hooray My Chemical Romance.
I'll already set my DVR to record the show, since I will completely forget it exists come this weekend. I'll stumble across it sometime next week and will fast forward through the parts without Neil Patrick Harris in them.