This isn’t breaking news or even close to it, but the latest New Yorker has a long profile of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. In it, writer Claire Hoffman mentions one of his honors that, with other celebrities, may have gone unacknowledged:
[MacFarlane] has a more visible public persona than he did in the early days of the show. He pals around with Bill Maher, serves as a regular roast master for Comedy Central, and has become an advocate for atheism. Last fall, he received the Harvard Humanist of the Year award for “his extensive body of work, his active, passionate commitment to Humanist values, and his fearless support of equal marriage rights and other social justice issues.”
Very cool. There’s no elaboration on his activism, but it’s nice to see that accolade featured (with his approval or not) in a piece about his life.
In case you missed his acceptance speech, you can watch it below (it begins at the 10:00 mark of the first video):