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Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address

Conan has some encouraging words for the 2011 Dartmouth College senior class on the day of their graduation. Visit for more Conan.

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25 Responses to “Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address”

  1. murrtownchillen says:

    check out the secret service man kickin it behind the stage

  2. IFoverRATED says:

    “It’s our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimate define us and make us unique . . . If You accept your misfortune and handle it right your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.” that quote hit me hard because like many college students we all pursue “dreams” that are merely popular and highly in demand by society rather than pursuing what we truly love and enjoy.

  3. MillionsOfReviews says:


  4. janeway567 says:

    @johnbsk Also, if you actually watched Leno at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Obama got more laughs than Leno. In fairness, Obama had ‘The Daily Show’ writers help him with his jokes. Leno didn’t stand a chance.

  5. janeway567 says:

    @johnbsk Obama was on Conan’s show back in 2006 when Obama was still a Chicago Senator. Conan also hosted the White House Correspondent’s Dinner back in 1995 to great acclaim, when Clinton was President.

  6. nishantjn says:

    @thegov08 as conan said, life’s not fair. deal with it.

  7. johnbsk says:

    @egmax212 Leno is able to get President Obama to go on on his show. Leno also hosted Washington Correspondents Dinner. i dont see those things on Conan’s resume. Sorry bro.

  8. egmax212 says:

    @johnbsk then if you ever find one, could you please upload the video of jay leno making a commencement speech on any college or universtiy so i can compare and see for myself who’s the better speaker.

  9. larrypotato says:

    WOAH. i thought no one famous visited New Hampshire! Saweet!

  10. Pewpchute says:

    Fat woman smoking in the background. I’m sure noone else has realized this… in the last 5 months. Yes, I’m wrong, I’m sure. Thank you.

  11. Lenfal says:

    This guy is good. Really good.

  12. thegov08 says:

    @TomVeeKae you stole my comment you fuckin bastard

  13. tvbabay says:

    That has got to be the coolest college president I’ve ever seen, he gets all the jokes no question, and they are as funny to him as they are to the most devout Conan fan.

  14. Mashypotato says:

    I’m somehow intensely interested in the woman smoking behind Conan

  15. xxxxxxxxxxvxxxxxxxxx says:

    Perhaps he can, and perhaps he already has, but to us, the Conan O’Brien fans, it doesn’t matter. We love Conan O’Brien. We love him for the man that he is; for the genuine class that he shows. He is more than just a lukewarm host of the Tonight Show. Go watch your Tonight Show dude. You “won”. Why do you feel like you have to boast?

  16. johnbsk says:

    Jay Leno can make a better speech than Team Coco.

  17. TheMattd546 says:

    man i wish he went to my college dam lol

  18. youfoundme51 says:

    conan is the man!

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  20. EugenKaalikas says:

    9:00 Love that fat lady smoking in the back! :D

  21. UDubFootballFan says:

    Anyone else watch the entire video?

  22. mickehill says:

    @TomVeeKae No, I really didn’t, I was like laughing WITH him many times..

  23. harj809 says:

    @flyingbeagles i think he was just using some of the language that Dartmouth students would be using. Mentioning places on campus and what not.

  24. ChanRunningbear says:

    Did Barbara Bush just took a photo of him on her iPhone? Old but always current. Love it.

  25. ChanRunningbear says:

    Keep inspiring, stay inspiring Conan! One of the best and most relevant commencement speeches so far. The quote towards the end about ‘through tragedy comes clarity’ is from the movie, Slacker :) .

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