What do Stephen Colbert and recent college graduates have in common? More than you might think.
At Wake Forest Universitys commencement ceremony Monday, Colbert calmed the nerves of the soon-to-be-graduates by reminding them that their current paths in life arent that different from his own for both Colbert and graduates, the future presents uncharted territory.
Wake Forest University holds its 2015 Commencement ceremony on Hearn Plaza on Monday, May 18, 2015. Comedian Stephen Colbert gives the commencement address.
Colbert, most famous for his Comedy Central gigThe Colbert Report, ended the nearly 10-year show last year with a final episode that aired in December. ThisSeptember he will take over The Late Show from David Letterman.
Like the new graduates, Colbert is both excited and apprehensive about the adventure ahead. He reminded the grads that just as they must leave behind the student identity theyve spent years molding, he must also move on from the identity hes had on The Colbert Report.
I think its entirely appropriate that Im the one talking to you right now, because I just spent many years learning to do one thing really well, Colbert said. I got so comfortable with that place, that role and those responsibilities that it came ...