Stephen Colbert Gives Graduation Speech at Northwestern (Video)

4:36 PM PST 06/17/2011 by THR staff

Colbert, a Northwestern graduate, poked fun at the school for recent headlines about a class in which students witnessed a live sex demonstration.

Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert offered up some sage advice for the class of 2011 at Illinois' Northwestern University recently.

"Be great," he said, adding: "no pressure.” The Northwestern grad also poked fun at the school for some recent headlines about a class in which students witnessed a live sex demonstration. "Today I am fairly confident I'm me," he joked, referencing his television character, who at times seems a lot like the actual Stephen Colbert.

To see the entire speech, peppered with several nuggets of wisdom from the comic, watch the video below.

 

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