It’s been a big year for “How I Met Your Mother” star Jason Segel and it just got even bigger – Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named the actor-writer its Man of the Year.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest drama group, has bestowed its Man of the Year honor on a pretty esteemed bunch of entertainers, from directors like Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese to actors including Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis, but it really prizes Renaissance men. It’s most recent honorees have included multi-hyphenate showmen like James Franco, Justin Timberlake, Tim Robbins and Robert Downey Jr.
Segel is certainly a move in that same direction, as the star is currently everywhere you look wearing a variety of caps, acting on TV’s “How I Met Your Mother” and in hit films like “Bad Teacher” and the well-reviewed “Jeff Who Lives At Home” and writing flicks like “Forgetting Sarah Marshal.” Sometimes he combines both, as he did for “The Muppets” starring in and writing the critically acclaimed box office hit.
Expect the nudity prone performer to put on quite a show when he’s roasted in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 3.