Actor Jason Segel is Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

January 24, 2012 - 12:45 AM
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, actor Jason Segel arrives at the premiere of The Muppets at El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University announced that Segel will be the recipients of its 2012 Man of the Year award. The Man of the Year festivities will take place on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actor Jason Segel can add a Hasty Pudding pot award to his career highlights.

Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Monday named Segel its Man of Year.

The student group is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. It'll host a parade and roast for Segel on Feb. 3.

Segel got his start in the short-lived but critically acclaimed television series "Freaks and Geeks."

He later wrote and starred in the 2008 movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," which earned more than $100 million worldwide. And he co-wrote and starred in last year's "The Muppets."

He plays Marshall Eriksen on the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother."

Last year, Jay Leno won the Hasty Pudding award, which recognizes outstanding entertainers.

Actress Claire Danes has been named this year's Woman of the Year.