Graduating from college is enough to make someone feel proud and fortunate, but having Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, as your commencement speaker has to boost that feeling tenfold. Just ask the 2015 graduates from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Referencing the new Mad Max movie and describing “The Dress” as the issue that divided a generation, Colbert was in top comedic form throughout his speech.
Of course, through the humor, the future Late Show host did have sound advice for graduates, particularly how to work without a rigid grading system. “You are your own professor now,” he told them, “which I know is a little creepy because that means you’re showering with your professor now. But you have tenure; they can’t fire you.”