Jon Stewart Cracks Up Students at Alma Mater

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, a 1984 William & Mary graduate, got lots of laughs and an honorary doctorate yesterday from the school where he confessed he was a mediocre student. Here’s a highlight:

“I wanted to bring this up to you earlier about the real world, and this is I guess as good a time as any. I don?t really know to put this, so I?ll be blunt. We broke it.

Please don?t be mad. I know we were supposed to bequeath to the next generation a world better than the one we were handed. So, sorry.

But here?s the good news. You fix this thing, you?re the next greatest generation, people. And even if you don?t, you?re not gonna have much trouble surpassing my generation. If you end up getting your picture taken next to a naked guy pile of enemy prisoners and don?t give the thumbs up you?ve outdid us.”

Full text of Jon Stewart’s commencement address.

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