After learning that the officiant they’d selected for their wedding would be unable to make it, Los Angeles couple Abbe Thorner and Jason Wood decided that Jason Segel, writer and star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and cast member of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, would be perfect to marry them.  Fortunately, Thorner and Wood ran into Segel at a West Hollywood bar and were able to ask him if he would perform their wedding.

“They turned out to be the nicest, most normal fun-loving couple ever,” Segal told Jay Leno. “I guess the guys who were supposed to officiate their wedding dropped out and they were watching Sarah Marshall at the time—which, I mean, most people are—so they convinced me that I would be an appropriate person to officiate their wedding, and I told them I was out of town for their actual day.”

Segel asked the couple if they’d be willing to the tie the knot on The Tonight Show, and they agreed.

With Jay Leno as a witness, Segel, who was ordained through the Universal Life Church, pronounced the coupled married before their families and the Tonight Show‘s studio audience.


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