The Harvard Crimson announced a couple days ago that Amy Poehler has been elected as Class Day Speaker by the Harvard University class of 2011 to speak at this May’s Commencement ceremony. Poehler is to follow in the footsteps of last year’s speaker, veteran reporter Christiane Amanpour.
“We wanted someone people could recognize, who could give a funny and engaging speech,” Senior Class Marshall Toby Stein told the Harvard Gazette. “During her time on SNL, Amy was a part of our growing up, and there’s no doubt she’s pretty hilarious.”
The Boston-native will headline the days’ speeches, followed by the traditional Ivy and Harvard orations, as well as remarks from Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds.
No doubt, this will be the greatest commencement speech ever given – with her acting background (“Saturday Night Live”, “Parks and Recreation”), Poehler’s sure to be a show stopper! And we agree with Perez Hilton – we hope it’s put up on YouTube after so we can join in the laughs!