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Adam Sandler has had graduates and their families in stitches with a hilarious commencement address – dishing out some brutally honest advice to parents. Watch the speech here:
Sandler was at Radio City Music Hall addressing graduating students from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
While others might choose to take the occasion to inspire the next generation with words of wisdom, Sandler decided to amuse the audience in his typically brash style - warning parents that they may struggle to 'make love alone' again, as their children's choice to pursue a career in the arts may mean they're living at home for some time.
What a way to go out! Tisch Class of 2022, you did it! 💜 Today at Radio City Music Hall, we celebrated our newest graduates with a farewell tribute. Thanks to our speakers, faculty, staff, & all 1,485 graduates and their friends & family for making today unforgettable pic.twitter.com/ofp0al8wNf— NYU Tisch School (@NYUTischSchool) May 19, 2022
Sharing footage of the speech on Twitter, user @motelsiren wrote: "Nbd just watching my sister graduate while Adam Sandler calls out Martin Scorsese during his NYU Tisch commencement address."
Sandler joked: “Parents, listen to me. You guys really messed up. You might be supporting these kids for a very long time – they are not leaving the nest anytime soon!
“This is a tough business they chose, but there’s still time to talk them out of it... I’m trying to talk my kids out of showbiz and they know f**king Adam Sandler!"
Sandler giggled his way through his speech, at times finding it difficult to carry on as he laughed along with the audience.
He went on to speak directly to the graduates' parents once again, advising that their child's career choice could have a huge impact on their sex life.
The actor continued: “Moms and dads, if you ever want to make love alone in your house again, I offer two pieces of advice. Number one: somehow slip your kid's headshot to Mr Martin Scorsese before this event ends – he'll love it, I promise."
The camera then cut to the esteemed film director - who earned his Master of Arts degree from NYU in 1968, and is a member of the Tisch School of the Arts Dean's Council - as he chuckled away in the audience.
Sandler added: "He’s probably going to take the back exit out of here so make sure you get there before he does – and do not take no for an answer... That’s how Leo’s mom did it.”
The video cut off before we could hear the second piece of advice, but no doubt it was equally chaotic.
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