Best Commencement Speeches From Your Favorite Comedians
People will soon be graduating from colleges and high schools around the country. Sadly, many of these speeches are safe and scripted. Seriously, how many times do graduates need to hear that they should be proud of their accomplishments and remain true to themselves? Thankfully, comedians come to rescue each year at graduations around the country.
Here is a collection of some of the best commencement speeches offered by comedians over the past decade. These speeches are amusing, but they often relate very serious kernels of truth. For example, Andy Samberg tells recent Harvard graduates to relax on the prestige of their famous university. Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres reminds people to keep with the platitudes and follow their own path. Unless, of course, you are lost in the literal woods and don’t know where to go! What are your favorite quotes from these commencement comedians? Let us know in the comments below!
Stephen Colbert to Wake Forest University (2015)
Amy Poehler to Harvard (2011)
Ed Helms to The University of Virginia (2015)
Will Ferrell to Harvard (2003)
Ellen to Tulane University (2009)
Andy Samberg to Harvard (2012)