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Jason Segel Honored By Harvard Theater Group

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Jason Segel holds his Hasty Pudding Pot February 3, 2012 following a press conference at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Jason Segel holds his Hasty Pudding Pot February 3, 2012 following a press conference at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actor Jason Segel has been honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

He got the traditional pudding pot Friday evening after a roast by the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

Segel plays Marshall Eriksen on the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” He co-wrote and starred in last year’s “The Muppets.” And Friday he sang a version of “Rainbow Connection” written by the troupe.

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.

Hasty Pudding honored actress Claire Danes as its Woman of the Year.

Last year’s Man of the Year was Jay Leno.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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