Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has been award the Harvard Lampoon's "Emperor of Comedy" award. The crowning went down this past Saturday and took Fallon on a comedic chariot throughout Harvard Square up to the steps of the Harvard Lampoon building located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Fallon was reportedly given the "nation's oldest humor magazine's Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor," according to Gossip Cop.
A photo posted by Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:55am PDT
While accepting his award, the comedian told the crowd that he was thrilled to be at the ceremony and deeply "honored" to have been considered for the title. The publication notes that he joked about the traffic around town due to his arrival, and explained, "It's just so hard to get an Uber this time of night, so I figured a chariot is best."
A photo posted by Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) on Oct 24, 2015 at 2:09pm PDT
Fallon joins the likes of Jay Leno, Robin Williams, and more famed comedians who have received the award. His, however, is this first one delivered in this century.
A photo posted by Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) on Oct 25, 2015 at 6:04am PDT
Judging from the 41-year-old's twitter feed, he was (understandably) very excited for the day:
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 24, 2015
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