Neil Patrick Harris dresses in drag, roasted while accepting Hasty Pudding Award

By Kyle Johnson,

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris accepted Harvard University's 2014 Man of the Year Award while wearing a wig, red heels and lingerie.

Before being presented with Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Pudding Pot, Harris had to endure some good natured roasting, reports The Associated Press.

One roaster joked about Harris' range of hosted shows, noting "Those who can't do host, and those who can't host host the Spike TV Video Game Awards."

Another joked about the Emmy Award-winning actor's claim to fame being on 200 episodes of "crappy" television."

Harris said of the heels, which he wore with his tuxedo, "I felt remarkably good in heels." He's had practice wearing heels as the actor is preparing to lead a Broadway show of the drag-themed Hedwig and the Angry Inch soon.

While accepting the award, Harris also sang a little from Rent and jokingly saved Jason Segel, his HIMYM co-star.

Actress Helen Mirren previously won the counterpart award for 2014 Woman of the Year. When she accepted the Pudding Pot, she was egged into twerking for the crowd, though she initially did her best to back out of it.

image: CBS

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