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"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon was hoisted onto a Roman chariot — we don't think it was real — and paraded through Harvard Square Saturday, his reward for being crowned "Emperor of Comedy" by the Harvard Lampoon.

"I apologize for all the traffic congestion," Fallon told the crowd in front of the Lampoon's office on Bow Street. "But it's really hard to get an Uber this time of day so I thought a chariot would be best."

Staffers at the venerable student-run comedy publication honored Fallon with the Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor, whose past recipients includes Robin Williams, John Cleese, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, and Tracey Ullman.

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As you might have guessed, the parade, which featured performances by the Belmont High School Band and the Harvard Crimson Dance Team, drew a decent crowd.

Fallon’s “prize” for winning the award: a check for 85 cents.
Fallon’s “prize” for winning the award: a check for 85 cents.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Fallon also did take home hardware.
Fallon also did take home hardware.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Fallon was all smiles as he was feted.
Fallon was all smiles as he was feted.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Fallon made his way through a large crowd before receiving his “Emperor of Comedy” honor.
Fallon made his way through a large crowd before receiving his “Emperor of Comedy” honor.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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