Oh, those crazy (and lucky) Ivy Leaguers.
Comedy giant Steve Carell has been selected as Princeton’s keynote speaker for their graduation proceedings this Spring. Specifically, the former Office and Daily Show star and current movie star will be addressing the senior class and the rest of the school at Class Day, which goes down June 4, the day before the university’s official commencement.
“Throughout our high school and college careers, Mr. Carell’s work in television and film has provided countless moments of laughter and hilarious social commentary,” Class Day co-chairs wrote in an e-mail to the Class of 2012. “National media have crowned him as the funniest man in America, and we could not agree more. As he said, ‘nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.’ — Let this be our maxim on Class Day.”
Co-chair Gabriel Debenedetti spoke even more specifically about Carell’s apparent influence.”Carell is an icon for the members of our class, and we are excited to bring such an exciting and hilarious figure to campus,” he said. “His humor is legendary, and we are positive he is the perfect person to send off the Class of 2012 with a bang.”
Seeing as I’m only an hour or so from Princeton’s campus, I just might crash Class Day.