commencement speeches

John Cena Delivered A Commencement Speech And Came To A Shocking Realization About Wrestling

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Watch John Cena deliver a commencement speech at Cushing Academy and come to a realization about how weird his job is.

ROBERT DE NIRO

Robert De Niro Gave A Raw, Honest Speech To Departing NYU Grads: ‘You’re F*cked’

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NYU's Tisch School of Arts invited Robert De Niro to give their commencement speech and he decided to treat it as a wake up call.

#Jimmy Fallon

The Rock And Jimmy Fallon Shared Some Graduation Wisdom In This High-School Flashback

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If you want to survive out there, he has one word for you: "Kung Fu."

#Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Compared Tumblr To The Vietnam War During His Commencement Speech

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It's gonna be tough to top Stephen Colbert's commencement speech.

ED HELMS

Ed Helms Took Some Jabs At Rolling Stone During His University Of Virginia Commencement Speech

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The comedian/actor criticized the magazine for the false rape story it published last year.

SPEECHES

Here’s Shonda Rhimes Fantastic ‘Be A Doer, Not A Dreamer’ Dartmouth Commencement Speech

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Shonda Rhimes' gave the commencement speech at Dartmouth over the weekend. It was pretty damn great and you should watch it and/or read it.

#NORM MACDONALD

Norm Macdonald Gives The Most Practical Commencement Speech Advice

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Norm just saved you a lost day chocked full of frustration and self-loathing, kids. Let's see Jim Carrey do that.

THE MINDY PROJECT

Mindy Kaling Provided Comedic Relief With Her Harvard Law Commencement Speech

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Mindy Kaling spoke at today's Harvard Law graduation ceremony, and she offered advice on life and a joke about Justin Bieber.

#JIM CARREY

Jim Carrey Randomly Gave A Commencement Speech At A Small Hindu University In Iowa

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Jim Carrey gave a speech at a small Hindu college in Iowa to 285 graduating students, because Jim Carrey.

#IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA

Take A Few Minutes To Listen To Charlie Day’s Entertaining Commencement Speech At His Alma Mater

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Charlie Day delivered an excellent keynote address at the 2014 graduation of his alma mater, Merrimack College.

MO CAP

Here Are The Best Bits Of Cherished Advice From Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos’ USC Commencement Speech

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Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos shares some words with USC film grads, and the importance of Mo-Cap.

JAY BILAS

ESPN’s Jay Bilas Offered Graduates Very Important Advice About Life And Porn

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas gave a very humorous commencement speech to the graduates at Queens University in Charlotte.

sean diddy combs

‘Doctor’ Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Gave One Hell Of A Graduation Speech At Howard

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After he was named an honorary Doctor of Humanities, Sean 'Diddy' Combs gave an inspiring speech to the new graduates of Howard University.

THIS WEEK IN OUTRAGE

Eric LeGrand Was Always Going To Speak At Rutgers Commencement, You Guys

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According to the president of Rutgers University, Eric LeGrand will give a commencement speech, despite a huge misunderstanding.

THEATER MAJORS GONNA THEATER

Tay Allyn’s Magic-Themed Graduation Speech and Acting Reel

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While it may be a little premature to start calling Tay Allyn the next Rebecca Black based solely on her video for "Mass Text" this morning, it's turned out to have been a wild trip down the rabbit hole since then.

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Joss Whedon’s Message To Graduates: ‘You Are All Going To Die’

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Joss Whedon delivered sage advice to the Wesleyan University Class of 2013 on Saturday, and now a video with better audio is available.

this is water

David Foster Wallace’s ‘This Is Water’ Speech, Illustrated Beautifully In A Short Film

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Have you ever read David Foster Wallace's "This Is Water" speech? Whether you have or not, you should watch this. It's good.

#james franco

The Comprehensive Guide To The Best, Most Inspiring Commencement Speeches Of 2012

When it comes to commencement speeches, too many colleges take the boring road and choose some random schlub that a group of 20-somethings has barely heard of, because the old farts calling the shots would love to hear what Fogey Johnson has to say about the old days.

commencement speeches

Aaron Sorkin's Commencement Address At Syracuse Was A Thing Of Beauty

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One of my favorite things about this time of year are the commencement addresses delivered to graduating students at colleges and universities across that country that pop up on YouTube.


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