Yes, the graduation season might have ended already, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy a good inspirational speech.
Particularly one graduation speech that is melting our hearts is that of Andy Samberg during his 2012 Harvard Commencement Address. See it below:
Source: Harvard Magazine
While opening his speech by saying, “I’m honored to be here today as I am unqualified”, Adam continues to pay tribute to the graduating Harvard class of 2012 and unfold the hilarious stories from there.
He jokingly said:
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 nanotechnology, but that doesn’t matter.
But what made his speech gain the iconic status is probably his collection of spot-on impersonations of people like Mark Wahlberg, Nicholas Cage, and Mark Zuckerberg.
Samberg got our hearts by being a lovable, goofy comedian during his time on Saturday Night Live where he introduced his comedy rap outfit The Lonely Island.
The group delivered some crucial music-parodying moments along with special guests such as Justing Timberlake, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even Natalie Portman.
The band’s comic gigs even led to a 2016 movie called ‘The mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’, clearly dragging modern pop stars like Justin Bieber.
But one of his most beloved roles to this day was playing prankster Detective Jake Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
However, this year Fox decided to cancel the popular comedy, which left fans devastated.
Fortunately, NBC swooped in and dragged the sitcom out of the TV trash heap. The show’s season six will be aired in 2019.
Never stop never stopping you guys. And hey Andy, won’t you come and speak at one of our graduations ceremonies too?
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