Harvard Lampoon Will Crown Jimmy Fallon as ‘Emperor of Comedy’

He'll receive the Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor in Cambridge this weekend.

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Jimmy Fallon—Tonight Show host, Saturday Night Live alum, and Justin Timberlake BFF (see: “History of Rap,” parts one through six)—will be crowned as “Emperor of Comedy” this weekend by the Harvard Lampoon.

On Saturday, October 24, the student-run comedy publication will honor Fallon with its Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor. A few past recipients include Robin Williams, John Cleese, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, and Tracey Ullman.

As “Emperor of Comedy,” Fallon will be paraded through Harvard Square in a Roman chariot. The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue by the Inn at Harvard, turn down Holyoke Street, and continue down Mt. Auburn Street before ending at the front steps of the Lampoon Castle at 44 Bow St.

The parade is free and open to the public and will also feature performances by the Belmont High School Band and the Harvard Crimson Dance Team.