Laughspin’s 12 favorite comedian graduation speeches, featuring Colbert, Fey, Poehler and more!

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It’s graduation season and you know what that means! Someone somewhere is sitting through a three hour procession of watching 200 people wearing oversized gowns stand in line to shake somebody’s hand. Hooray! But seriously, congratulations to all you recent grads. You make us proud! In honor of this joyous time of year, Laughspin has rounded up our favorite commencement speeches given by comedians. Folks like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and more have all imparted their wisdom on college and high school students across the country. And the the best part of this list? You don’t have to sit through the entire ceremony to watch. Enjoy!

Stephen Colbert – Knox College (2006)

Northwestern University (2011)

Will Ferrell – Harvard (2003)

Tina Fey – Fieldston High School Graduation Speech (2008)

Amy Poehler – Harvard (2011)

Conan O’Brien – Harvard (2000)

Dartmouth (2011)

Ellen Degeneres – Tulane (2009)

Seth Macfarlane – Harvard (2006)

Jon Stewart – William and Mary College (2004)

Fred Armisen – Oregon Episcopal School (2011)

Eugene Mirman – Lexington High School (2009)

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  • Lawrence Arthur Larson

    I’m surprised Ali G’s “Harvard Class of 2004″ speech isn’t listed.

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