Colbert delivered Wake Forest University’s commencement address Monday to nearly 1,900 graduating students. Wake Forest University Graduation started at 9 a.m. and was not open to the public. WFMY News 2 was allowed to stream the first five minutes of Colbert’s speech.
Colbert received his Honorary Degree – Doctor of Humane Letters
“I’m a huge fan of humans. I have to thank them for this thing around my neck. There’s nothing you want on a chilly day like today than a nice scarf.”
Outfits / Catering to this social media audience (several jokes parents probably didn’t understand)
“It’s a little embarrassing you all showed up in the same outfit.
Everyone has a black and gold tassel. Or is it blue and white?”
“You weren’t supposed to learn biology until marriage.”