Jason Segel and Claire Danes Win Hasty Pudding Honors

The nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe picks its Man and Woman of the Year.

Jason Segel and Claire Danes

Hot on the heels of celebrating an Oscar nomination (Best Song) for his most recent film, The Muppets, actor Jason Segel has been named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, joining actress Claire Danes, who was named Woman of the Year last week.

The How I Met Your Mother star will receive the annual honor from America’s oldest undergraduate drama club, Hasty Pudding Theatricals (HPT), on February 3 during an invitation-only dinner followed by a roast that starts at 8 p.m.

“Segel has brilliantly demonstrated his skill as an actor, writer, and producer,” stated the HPT press release. “With the release of this year’s film The Muppets, which he pitched, wrote, and starred in, Segel embodies the spirit of the Hasty Pudding in combining theater, comedy, and music.”

Danes, who recently won a Golden Globe as best actress in a television drama for her role in the hit Showtime series Homeland, will lead a parade through Cambridge on January 26 at 3:15 p.m., followed by the presentation of her Pudding Pot at the annual roast at 5 p.m. in Farkas Hall

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