January 25, 2011 07:27:57 GMT
They took over the tradition from Justin Timberlake and Anne Hathaway as performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.
Beloved TV personality Jay Leno will be honored with Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of The Year honor. The comedian and late-night TV host will join actress Julianne Moore as this year's recipients of the irreverent prize.
Leno will be roasted next month as part of the festivities. Moore will be honored on Jan. 27 and Leno on Feb. 4; both ceremonies include a roast of the honoree and other Harvard-like shenanigans.
The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment. Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and many others had received the same honor in the past. Last year the society bestowed its awards on Anne Hathaway and Justin Timberlake.