Harris has pretty much done it all: He plays an insatiable womanizer in How I Met Your Mother; a drugged-out version of himself in the Harold & Kumar stoner movies, starred as Dr. Horrible in Joss Whedon’s Web musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and has hosted the Tony, Emmy and Spike Video Game Awards telecasts. He acts, he sings, he dances (triple threat!) and he raises his two sons with partner David Burtka.
And he’s happy to poke fun at himself. In his acceptance speech yesterday, Harris said:
“As much as an honor this is, unfortunately it won’t be the first time I’ve been plastered on the sidewalk in front of the Frolic Room… And, yes, that includes right now. happy hour starts early in there.
My twins Gideon and Harper are too young to quite understand this honor—they spend most of their time peeing and vomiting on me, which let’s be honest is probably what’s gonna happen nightly to my star here.”
The out Emmy winner also thanked Burtka, teasing that he loves him more than anything in the world, “except for this star.”
Some of Harris’ Hollywood buddies were there to celebrate, including Whedon and How I Met Your Mother co-star Jason Segel. “Neil has been entertaining audiences in television, stage, the Internet and film for over 60 years, and he just honestly couldn’t look better,” he joked, before adding that Harris was the “mostly wildly talented person I’ve ever been around.” Bromance alert!
The now-immortalized Harris can look forward to the showers of praise that await him in Tinseltown history (and on Hollywood Boulevard). To celebrate, let’s all enjoy his performance of “Laundry Day” from Dr. Horrible. If you haven’t seen it, it’s pretty heartwarming.
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