Graduation speeches that come from the heart and past experiences are always tear jerkers!
Normally, we'd all expect to get great laughs from someone like Jim Carrey — and he did manage to sneak in a few jokes during his speech!
But when he stood in front of a crowd of graduating students, faculty members, and family members to deliver his commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, the comedian inspired many, if not all.
The Truman Show actor told a story of his father, who inspired him to become a comedian, which in turn lead to this inspiring message to the graduating class of 2014:
Oh man! What we wouldn't give to be present for THIS!
Dartmouth College announced this morning that Conan O'Brien will be giving the commencement address to the school's graduating class of 2011!
Check out the announcement from Eric Tanner, Dartmouth's Student Body President (above)!
Apparently, the funnyman normally turns down these types of invitations, but because the college's President, Jim Kim, was a former student of O'Brien's father, Harvard University professor Thomas O'Brien, he agreed.
He says in a statement:
"I was honored to to be asked to give the commencement address to Dartmouth's graduating class of 2011, until I found out their first choice was Pauly D."
Lucky ducks! We hope you guys realize what a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this one is!