I would have LOVED it if Andy Samberg gave the commencement speech at my graduation. But then again, I didn’t go to Harvard and they get all the good speakers. In the past they’ve had Will Ferrell, Conan O’Brien and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Andy Samberg started his speech with a slow dance and a makeout session with the speaker who introduced him. Who can blame him? Adele’s “Someone Like You” will do that to a person.
The Saturday Night Live comedian gave his speech on May 23.
Here are his two best pieces of advice:
“2012 is a great time to be graduating from college. Sure, the job market’s a little slow. Health care and Social Security will evaporate in five years. And you’ll have to work until you’re 80 to support your 110-year old parents who will live forever thanks to nano-technology … but that doesn’t matter.”
“You know it’s hard to know where life will take you from here. What adventures you’ll have, what sitcoms you’ll write for. But my advice to you is simple: RELAX, DUDE! You just finished college at Harvard. You worked so hard. Trust me, you’re going to kill it. I went to Santa Cruz then transferred to film school, and I’m RICH!”