Winner of an Emmy, Critics Choice Award, a Golden Globe and now a Pudding Pot, is there anything Jennifer Coolidge can’t do?

On February 4, 2023, Coolidge will lead a parade through Harvard Square before settling down for a roast in her honor by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Then Coolidge will be presented with her very own Pudding Pot, after which there will be a press conference. Following all of that will be the opening night of the production “Cosmic Relief.”

The Hasty Pudding Club was founded in 1795 in a rebellion against Harvard’s poor meals offered to students. The club changed throughout the years, such as in 1801 when the rules stated there must be two roasts of members at each meeting, in 1844 with the birth of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, in 1889 with the first production of “Cosmic Relief” and in 1951 with the creation of the Woman of the Year award.

The Woman of the Year award, a Pudding Pot, is given to performers who have made a, “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” Coolidge fits the bill. Among an impressively long list of credits, Coolidge is best known for her roles in American Pie, Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story, The Watcher and The White Lotus.

“Her glittering personality and comedic presence are so Pudding. We know she’ll fit right into the Pudding’s musical spectacular, though she’ll still have to earn her Pudding Pot onstage,” said Man and Woman of the Year coordinator Maya Dubin.

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