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Andy Samberg Was Asked To Speak At Harvard And Did A Load Of Impersonations

Andy Samberg Was Asked To Speak At Harvard And Did A Load Of Impersonations

Graduation season may have just ended but that doesn't mean we're not still lingering on the memory of some truly inspirational speeches (and some exceptionally messy after parties).

Paying tribute to the graduating Harvard class of 2012, Samberg opens his speech by saying: "I'm honoured to be here today as I am unqualified' - and it continues to unfold hilariously from there.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star unleashes a veritable feast of funnies upon the admittedly tough crowd (these are the leaders of tomorrow, folks) that includes some tongue-in-cheek takedowns of rival school Yale and some cheerful speculation about everyone's potentially less than cheerful future.

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"2012 is a great time to be graduating from college. Sure, the job market's a little slow. Health care and social security will evaporate in five years.

"And you'll have to work until you're 80 to support your 110-year old parents who will live forever thanks to nano-technology, but that doesn't matter."

But it's perhaps Samberg's collection of spot-on impersonations of people like Mark Wahlberg, Nicholas Cage, and Harvard alum (and Facebook founder) Mark Zuckerbeg that shine this speech up to iconic status.

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For the ten people in the world who love 90's R&B hits as much as classic poetry, the former Saturday Night Live star also performs that one long lost Yeats poem that sounds suspiciously similar to Montell Jordan's 'This Is How We Do It'.


The group delivered an onslaught of music-parodying moments alongside such special guests as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even Natalie Portman with irreverent songs like "Dick in a Box" and "3-Way".

The band's comedic antics even led to a 2016 movie: The mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - a clear pisstake of modern pop stars like Justin Bieber.

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But by far his most beloved role to date is still as foolhardy prankster Detective Jake Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Fans were left devastated earlier this year when Fox cancelled the popular comedy and rallied for someone to save it.

Luckily for all of us, NBC swooped in like a bloody hero and dragged the sitcom out of the TV trash heap.

Season six of the show is currently filming and is due to air in 2019 and that date can't come fast enough for us.

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Never stop never stopping, Samberg! And by all means - come and speak at one of our graduation ceremonies anytime you damn well like.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Andy Samberg, Harvard