CAMBRIDGE (AP) – Talk show host and comedian Jay Leno has been named Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.

The Massachusetts native is scheduled to receive his pudding pot at a roast on Feb. 4.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe, said “The Tonight Show” host was selected because he has “entertained millions of people over his long and accomplished career in comedy.”

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With the honor, Leno follows in the footsteps of his “The Tonight Show” mentor Johnny Carson, who was named Man of the Year in 1997.

Actress Julianne Moore was named Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year last week.

The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. Cynic says:

    Andover Jay finally got to Harvard…. The other guy from Brookline was there years ago.

  2. Bababooey says:

    Jay Leno deserves nothing! He is a rip off artist!
    What did the Pudding base their votes on?
    Best thief of 2010?
    Jay Leno had stolen from:
    David Letterman
    Conan Obrien
    Howard Stern
    British television

    HE’S A FARCE!!

  3. More like Baby Booey says:

    Hey Babybooey! Whaaaaaaa. You’re just mad because it’s cold outside. Leno deserves everything he gets. He’s the King of late nite. Weather you like it or not. And remember: He’s from Mass. How can you bad mouth one of your very own? Shame on you.

    1. Cynic says:

      Conan is from Mass also.As Jay says….If you can’t rip off one of your own who can you rip off…I hear that Brigham and Womens is working on Jaw transplants…Jay is at the head of the list…. Jay is going to leave Harvard with a beanpot….. Conan left with a Degree !!!!!

  4. Cynic says:

    Sorry…PUDDING Pot.

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