A source close to the situation explained:
Exhibit A: this year's Tony Awards! We STILL have chills.
Oh, you want more proof? Um, how about 3 other Tonys, The TV Land Awards, The World Magic Awards, the Video Games Awards and 2 friggin' times hosting the Emmys! And our boy CRUSHES IT every time!
"That's the kind of question if you say, 'No, I don't want to do it,' you look like a dick. And if you say, 'I'm dying to do it,' you look like a dick. So you're kind of left in the middle."
Just play it cool, Neil.
If the Academy Awards have ANY sense, your phone will be ringing soon. And when they do, TUX UP! You're going to MAKE IT BIGGER!!!
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