Neil Patrick Harris Named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Neil Patrick Harris Named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

“I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April,” Harris said

Neil Patrick Harris has been named The Hasty Pudding Theatricals “Man of the Year,” the Harvard University theater group said Thursday.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star joins fellow honoree Dame Helen Mirren, who was recently named “Woman of the Year” by the group. Harris’ reward will be a parade through Cambridge, Mass. followed by a roast. He will be handed his Pudding Pot on Friday, February 7, 2014.

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“I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April…right?” Harris said in a statement. “It was dark and seemed quite seedy at the time – I'm stoked that it's connected with Harvard. Fancy! Can't wait!”

Past “Man of the Year” recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert de Niro, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.

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Harris recently wrapped the Seth MacFarlane comedy, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” and will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” He's also hosted the Tonys and the Emmys. But to us, he'll always be Doogie Howser.