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Amy Poehler receives Hasty Pudding Award from Harvard

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler has been honoured with the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.

Poehler was celebrated in song, dance and an uproarious roast on Thursday as the recipient of the award, reported People magazine.

"I'd like to thank you, Hasty Pudding, for reminding me how hard it is to write funny jokes," Poehler, 43, said at the ceremony, where presenters poked fun at the actress for never having won an Emmy Award, despite being nominated more than a dozen times.

"When I was growing up in Burlington (a Boston suburb), Harvard University used to be a group of buildings we threw rocks at on our way to a real job. And as I drove by and gave the middle finger to this place, I never knew that you guys would be giving me all this," she said.

She received a gold pudding pot at the ceremony.

First Published: Fri, January 30 2015. 13:15 IST