Drake hosts the ESPY Awards: Red carpet and highlights

Drake hosted the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, knocking it out of the ballpark with a barrage of sidesplitting jokes, hilarious impressions and memorable performances.

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Short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly, the 2014 ESPYs drew a barrage of Hollywood A-listers, including Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Chrissy Teigen and Keifer Sutherland — all of whom were cracking up at Drake's comedic prowess.

The Canadian rapper and former Degrassi actor pulled out all the stops for the hosting gig. In one hilarious bit, he impersonated Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao singing Frozen's "Let It Go."

Another sketch about Drake and LA Clippers star Blake Griffin saw Chris Brown make an unexpected cameo, despite reports that the two hip-hop stars are feuding over Rihanna. (Just last week, Chris and Drake were photographed in the studio together, putting those feud rumours to rest).

Laughs aside, there were poignant moments during the show, too. The NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, delivering an emotional, tear-soaked speech.

See more memorable moments below!

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