Monday, June 13, 2011
When TV Stars Give Commencement Speeches: Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler and Brian Williams
"One of the reasons it's so tough finding work is that aging baby boomers refuse to leave their jobs. Trust me on this. Even when they promise you for five years that they are going to leave and say it on television...there is no guarantee they won't come back. Of course I'm speaking generally."
"I learned a hard but profound lesson last year and I have to share it with you. In 2000 I told graduates don't be afraid to fail. Well now I'm here to tell you that though you should not fear failure, you should do your very best to avoid it. Nietzsche famously said that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. What he failed to stress..is that it almost kills you."(Hat Tip: Vulture)
More funny and touching Class of 2011 commencement speeches by Amy Poehler and Brian Williams after the jump...
"If you remember anything I say today, remember this. Every single thing you see in movies is real."
Best part of the speech is at the 9 minute mark and involves Alex Trebek. Click, fool, you know you love a good Trebek impression.