Jay Leno named Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year

The-Tonight-ShowImage Credit: Justin Lubin/NBCHarvard’s Hasty Pudding theatrical troupe has crowned Jay Leno its 2011 Man of the Year. He’ll be roasted Feb. 4, the week after Julianne Moore accepts her Woman of the Year award on Jan. 27. Anyone else thinking Leno is an extra brave soul? Conan O’Brien is a Harvard alum. That could give the performers extra motivation. Then again, the troupe has yet to award O’Brien the title — maybe their loyalty is lacking. For a full list of past honorees, click here. The pairings are fun to revisit. My favorite is 1984: Joan Rivers and Sean Connery.

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  • Violet

    Ahahahahahaha! Subtle, Zucker. *slow clap*

    • stu

      Robert Blake ’76 before he shot his wife.
      michele pheiffer & meg ryan.. now @ ur local McDonalds.

  • tracy bluth

    Meryl Streep and Alan Alda are probably my favorite, with Anjelica Huston and Martin Scorsese as runners up.

  • Noodley

    I think that Hasty Pudding is actually on Team Conan and by choosing Leno, they’re going to skewer him for everything that happened. It just seems so random that they would pick Leno. It’s not like he had a particularly good year last year. His primetime show tanked and he was vilified by many Conan supporters. Then again, maybe I’m reading too much into this and Hasty Pudding is actually likes Leno…

    • C.

      No. I’m with you…I thought the exact same thing!

  • Ktct

    No wonder Yale had 27,000 applications this year.

  • Buffy Freak

    Don’t they traditionally try to pick someone funny?

    • Alan Smythee

      Apparently not…they picked Chevy Chase once

      • stu

        & whoopie goldberg=not funny.

  • mikey

    The conspiracy theorist in me wants this to be a setup where just before getting the award someone informs Jay that they have chosen to go in another direction and give it to Conan.

    • Cate

      Oh pretty please I hope your theory is correct!

  • Lee Vining

    They picked someone they can really unload some ammunition on.
    Good choice.
    This is going to be good.
    Leno has a thick skin,, he’ll land on his feet.

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