>> Friday, February 3, 2012
Cambridge, MA 020312 Hasty Pudding Theatricals Haravard University's 2012 Man of the Year Award recipient was comedian Jason Segel which received on February 3, 2012 the Pudding Pot during the annual event which included a roast by members of the famed histrionic troupe. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET
BEHIND THE SCENES: This is the third time in 10 years I've covered this event. I did Ben Stiller, Charlize Theron and now Jason Segel. As it is the case with most recipients, Segel was a good sport and even donned a muppet brassiere and a Miss Piggy wig. The good news about working for a prestigious well-known organization like the Boston Globe is that people treat you well when you say who's your employer. In this case the PR people at Harvard went as far as saving labeled-seats with our names on it. There were only about four major media outlets allowed and the Harvard photographer. On the one hand this is very good because you are assured a good shooting position. On the other hand once you sit down you can not move from your assigned position. TECH STUFF: Nikon D3s, Canon MarkIV, 70-200mm 2.8 Nikon lens, and 16-35mm 2.8 Canon lens. ISO: 2,000- 4,000, speeds 1/125th to 1/40tth of a second. WB: Auto. EXTRA NOTE: Mr Segel suffers from tall-man syndrome. He never looks up. The spotlights being used in the venue never quite hit his eyes, thus the raccoon-eye effect.