Daily Brew: Anticipation builds for J.J. Watt on 'SNL'

J.J. Watt is this week's host of 'Saturday Night Live', and if you listen to some folks who know him, it'll be a show to remember.

The news broke last Tuesday that the Texans defensive end would host the late night variety show, and a few different friends and family members have chimed in with what they'll expect from Watt.

"J.J. brings his own flavor," Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett said. "I think it's going to be great. From what I'm told, you go up for a week and you really rehearse and you get right. And if you know J.J., the preparation is going to be to a T."

The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year will be joined by musical guest Luke Combs, and Watt's the 11th person with NFL playing experience to host. His brother T.J. will be in Miami at the NFL Honors show, and the Steelers linebacker is nominated for the Defensive Player of the Year award. Whether he's able to watch his brother live, or on a recording, he said he won't miss it.

"It's incredible," T.J. Watt said. "His fame has absolutely blown up over the years and he's only getting bigger and better. I'm just happy for him. I know it's something he's wanted to do for a long time. He's very funny and quick-witted so I'm excited to see what his skits are like."

Last week at the Houston Sports Awards, several celebrities and sports greats from the city were discussing Watt's upcoming appearance. Rapper Paul Wall was excited and said he'll watch.

"That's going to be great," Wall said. "We're looking forward to that. J.J. Watt, he's got a great character that a lot of people don't get to see when he's under the helmet."

The show airs at 10:30 p.m. CT this Saturday on NBC-2/KPRC.

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