Conan O'Brien Delivers Dartmouth Commencement Address: Watch His Speech (Video)

TBS' late-night host also receives an honorary degree for "interviewing the fourth lead in 'Twilight,'" O'Brien quips.
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Conan O'Brien delivered the commencement address Sunday morning at Dartmouth College with his trademark self-deprecating humor on full display.

"I must point out that behind me sits a highly admired president of the United States and decorated war hero, while I, a cable television talk show host, has been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom," the host of TBS' Conan told the graduates. "I pray I never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with America today."

O'Brien was referring to George H.W. Bush, who received an honorary degree during the ceremony, as did O'Brien himself.

"My first job as commencement speaker is to illustrate that life is not fair," O'Brien said. "For example, you worked tirelessly for four years to earn the diploma you will be receiving this weekend. ... And Dartmouth is giving me the same degree for interviewing the fourth lead in Twilight. Deal with it."

Watch the entire commencement speech below:

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