Conan O’Brien & Celebs’ Hilarious Commencement Speeches to Class of 2011 (VIDEOS)
Conan O’Brien gave his highly anticipated commencement speech to the graduates at Dartmouth College this weekend, adding to the list of celebrities that have addressed university students this year. In honor of the class of 2011, Celebuzz gives you our favorite graduation speeches, so far, of the year! From Conan to Amy Poehler to Tom Hanks, check out the inspiring and humorous public discourse.
Conan O’Brien, Dartmouth College- “Before I begin, I must point out that behind me sits a highly admired president of the United States and decorated war hero, while I, a cable television talk show host, has been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom. I pray I never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with America today.”
Tom Hanks, Yale University- “The world you now inherit, whether you like it or not. The jig is up.”
Amy Poehler, Havard University- “I can only assume that I am here today because of my subtle and layered work in a timeless classic called Deuce Bigalow, Male Jigolow, and for that I say, you’re welcome.”
Denzel Washington, University of Pennsylvania- “If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.”
President Bill Clinton, New York University- “You live in the most inter-dependent age in history. The border of the world looks more like nets than walls. Ten-year-olds can find out things on the Internet, I had to go to university to learn.”
First Lady Michelle Obama, Spelman College- “Wherever you go, I guarantee you that you will find folks who have been discounted or dismissed, but who have every bit of much promise as you have. It’s your obligation to bring Spelman to those folks.”