Harvard may be the best school in the country. Not because it’s housed geniuses and Facebook creators, not because it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend, but because its theatre group named Chris Pratt their “Man of the Year.” Without that title, we may never have never been the gift that is Pratt dressed partly in drag and testing out his lap dance skills for the camera.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star was named Hasty Pudding’s “Man of the Year” last month and the famed drama company officially awarded the actor his hard-earned title yesterday. Pratt, who seems to have a good time no matter where he goes or what bets he loses, got in on the fun, dutifully roasting himself by wearing a Jurassic World-themed bra and giving a group member dressed in drag a tease of his lap dancing expertise.
The Parks and Recreation actor also channeled his character Andy Dwyer’s alter-ego Johnny Karate at one point, breaking through blocks of wood with his noggin.
Pratt thanked the company for the honor and explained the biggest perk of finally being a Harvard Man:
I’m just having the best time. This has been a truly remarkable day. When I was in 5th grade I had a Harvard sweatshirt … I only could have owned that if it was for sale at Kmart for $5 or less, so I’d say you’re doing pretty well.
Best thing Harvard ever did.