Neil Patrick Harris, star of CBS’s Monday night sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” once again hosted the network’s broadcast of the Tony Awards. And, once again, provided viewers much welcome relief during the three hour-plus stream of “thank you” speechifying — though the nine Tonys won by “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker for their Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” was also pretty fab.

Here are his highlights from Sunday night’s trophy show.

The intro:

Hugh Jackman vs. NPH

How many jokes can you make about the “Spiderman” musical in 30 seconds?

Wrap-up rap: