Conan O'Brien Delivers Dartmouth's Commencement Address

  • Published on Jun 12, 2011
  • Conan O'Brien, whom The Washington Post has called "the most intelligent of the late-night comics," delivered the main address at Dartmouth College's 2011 Commencement exercises on Sunday morning, June 12.
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Comments • 886

  • Margaret Cronin
    Margaret Cronin 2 days ago

    Another pointless exercise, inviting Conan O'Brien

    • d' watcher
      d' watcher Day ago

      On what authority are you able to say that?

  • SupaDopeMex
    SupaDopeMex 2 days ago

    This is the third time I’ve watched this in the past 8 years. And it is still so incredibly good. Conan is a wonderful speaker. Hilarious, and so moving. I love this speech.
    “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
    I watched him say that live on his last show when I was 18 and it will always be with me.

  • Joe Ritson
    Joe Ritson 2 days ago

    Always a class act.

  • John Noir Smith
    John Noir Smith 3 days ago +1

    "I did it to make a point: I'm not bright, and I have a lot of free time" had me dying

  • Pushpinder Singh
    Pushpinder Singh 3 days ago

    Whenevr i am down ... i come here...

  • Roy Philip Arriola
    Roy Philip Arriola 3 days ago +4

    Cool as always.
    I am just overwhelmed with wonder of how 576 people gave this a thumbs down.

  • Pops150
    Pops150 4 days ago

    I thought speakers had to have cogent and worthwhile thoughts to impart. Go figger.

  • MrBacchus18
    MrBacchus18 4 days ago

    I think he was a little bit nervous, but still killed it. He's Conan after all.

  • george stephen
    george stephen 5 days ago

    That was the best! He has the gift

  • Elmer Fudd
    Elmer Fudd 5 days ago

    MORON I'd call him a prik but that's part of a man.

  • Nathaniel Carreon
    Nathaniel Carreon 6 days ago +1

    The comedian is now giving a graduation address.

      PROVEN FACT VIDEOS 5 days ago

      The real comedy is how The Mandela Effect changed his last name to O'Brien. (He was Conan O'Brian.)

  • radnukespeoplesminds

    jokes on you I am handling my failures very poorly

  • vtrevlyn39
    vtrevlyn39 7 days ago


  • Spamlet1
    Spamlet1 8 days ago

    Huh. Jay Leno only has 561 fake YT accounts.

  • Belle Mystique
    Belle Mystique 9 days ago

    Dear god...he mispronounced Nietzsche. It's nee-cheh (as in "Che" Guevara).

  • Jonah
    Jonah 10 days ago +1

    The SS is having fun

    • John Jakobsen
      John Jakobsen 9 days ago +1

      Hahaha! - and the daughter of Aleister Crowley..

  • Sergio Vargas
    Sergio Vargas 10 days ago

    Incredible Speech!

  • Angel Messtanoffski
    Angel Messtanoffski 10 days ago +3

    Conan makes school cool. So funny!!!!

  • Andrew Olson
    Andrew Olson 10 days ago +3

    Conan O'Brien, whom The Washington Post has called "the most intelligent of the late-night comics,"
    In 2019 that is not saying much. At least he didnt have TDS as this stage.

      PROVEN FACT VIDEOS 5 days ago

      His name was actually Conan O'Brian before the Mandela Effect changed it.

  • rj zander
    rj zander 10 days ago +1


  • kassia pencek
    kassia pencek 11 days ago +1

    Thanks for posting this. Much needed

  • Big Bill O'Reilly
    Big Bill O'Reilly 12 days ago

    f these libtards
    TRUMP U bee number 1 fake news say no

  • James Grosser
    James Grosser 12 days ago +3

    The commencement speech at my 1988 Dartmouth graduation was such a downer. I wish we could have had a fun and hilarious speech like this.

  • Mike Oria
    Mike Oria 13 days ago +2

    Conan is brilliant!

  • AnitaCock
    AnitaCock 13 days ago

    If only he had paid their EDUCATIONAL STUDENT LOANS, aka that Afro American BILLIONAIRE businessman did for those 396 Morehouse University students!

  • Bill Ding the constructor
    Bill Ding the constructor 13 days ago +13

    3:58 - 4:30 - That lady is smoking awfully fast. 6 drags in 32 seconds, or a drag approx. every 5 seconds. Damn. Slow down, fat grasshopper!

  • Rae
    Rae 13 days ago +1

    I've watched this about 10 times now, love Conan he is such an inspiration man.

  • Kori114
    Kori114 13 days ago

    The 92/8% figure is wrong... That's high school. College (B.S. or less) is only attained by ~35% of Americans over 25-29..... But I don't know what I was expecting from Conan O'Brian.

  • Ron Wylie
    Ron Wylie 14 days ago

    Bush senior sitting there with all these wonderful young people and when he was president he and your senators took the money and allowed the bastards who are Monsanto to poison the very food they eat, by the time they have grown and started out in life Monsanto will have altered genetically altered potatoes and will hold the patent for Pigs {yes they are trying to do that}
    Great talk by Conan, he should have pushed Bush over the edge of the stage

  • Jack Goodkin
    Jack Goodkin 14 days ago +1

    I love how there's captions in English specifically for the Conan o'Brien dialect of English

  • Rick C
    Rick C 14 days ago

    great speech!

  • Martin Brady
    Martin Brady 15 days ago

    I like Conan a lot, but the joking goes on too long...does he ever get serious here? Cuz I am not gonna wait around to hear it.

  • Michael Odom
    Michael Odom 15 days ago

    Timothy Geithner!

  • G. Ard
    G. Ard 16 days ago

    At 1:36 dated at 2011.

  • Curt Whitaker
    Curt Whitaker 16 days ago +3

    The podium is a log. What? Lol

  • Joseph Jalandoon
    Joseph Jalandoon 16 days ago

    With a commencement like this, you wouldn't notice that it ran for 24 mins. Plus you know that a person is funny when the Secret Service guys at the back is laughing at his jokes! LoL!!! You gotta love Conan. I do like his humor as well as his message.

  • Australian Survival Instructors

    Having had the fortune to work with Conan a few months back, this speech really sums up what every person out there should realise. Things happen out in life, completely of left field, that you would NEVER had dreamed of happening. Conan is an inspiration.

  • Cris Matheson
    Cris Matheson 17 days ago


  • Lawrence Mora
    Lawrence Mora 17 days ago


  • Rachel Nicole
    Rachel Nicole 17 days ago +8

    Best commencement address I have ever heard! And I watch a lot of these on TVclip lol

  • Daria K
    Daria K 18 days ago +1

    I couldn’t understand most of his jokes :C

  • Utsav Shrestha
    Utsav Shrestha 18 days ago

    the woman smoking behind. Hilarious!

  • jepipie
    jepipie 18 days ago +6

    i was laughing so hard when he came to noticing the podium.

  • Graysonshelbyryan Conroy

    you mean JFKiller behind you

  • Gary K
    Gary K 22 days ago

    Conan's speech started out funny, then began to drift to a little cheesy & boring... and I almost closed it. I'm very glad that I did not and chose to continue watching. The last 10 minutes are some of the best commencement speech material I've ever heard. Conan is an amazing man, not only a true comedic wit, but a wise, sensible, and compassionate soul. Linked and downloaded. Thank you!

  • Ana Banana
    Ana Banana 22 days ago

    Gosh, I love Conan. A class act!

  • loudandfastisbest
    loudandfastisbest 22 days ago

    Thankyou Conan and Dartmouth

  • Poor Little Sheep
    Poor Little Sheep 22 days ago

    Fine, youtube, I'll watch it again! Stop recommending this everyday.

  • StubbornGinger
    StubbornGinger 23 days ago

    "Wow, I'm in the state that's next to the state where Ben & Jerrys ice cream is made." Way to call us out, Conan👋

    TALON 23 days ago

    That was hilarious and a lot of those final words hit home from Conan. So much so I wrote them down for myself. Excellent speech and not surprising coming from Harvard class genius clown, Coco O'Breezy.

  • Dan Armando
    Dan Armando 24 days ago

    And this is why the future is doomed.

  • sugar19 labarre
    sugar19 labarre 24 days ago +1

    Can't believe some jerks like him
    2020 Trump 🇺🇸💥

  • Donald Lee Hackle
    Donald Lee Hackle 24 days ago

    This shit is hilarious.

  • SgtHulkasBigToe
    SgtHulkasBigToe 24 days ago


  • Curtis Morris
    Curtis Morris 25 days ago

    The lady in the distance behind him, blue shirt near the door smoking, is who they should talk to. She does not give a fuck about him, the so
    called celebrates and intellectuals on stage, she is the real deal. She can impart real wisdom and not this horseshit you hear. We are humans, not a script, and life does not care what you know and believe. Life is what you experience not the knowledge from a book or a speech. Because that is derived from experience and only knowledge allows you to transport that experience it is not experience or wisdom it self.

  • A P
    A P 25 days ago


  • Daniel Raphael
    Daniel Raphael 26 days ago

    This is so freaking fun . Great guest wow?!!

  • anthony Zovko
    anthony Zovko 26 days ago

    Stinky Pete!!!

  • Jolly Reefer
    Jolly Reefer 28 days ago +1

    Love the chick smoking in the background.

  • Ivory Wang
    Ivory Wang Month ago

    17:57 omg the Asian guy in the background is crying!!

  • jerri Atric
    jerri Atric Month ago

    O come on this is the world we live in where a redhead boy that bends over for sum old fuck and his wife to bad a person did blow up that whole fucking stage and kill all those demonic bitches thinkibg their r leaders

  • Joe Cap
    Joe Cap Month ago


  • juscurious
    juscurious Month ago

    I've always liked Conan and I thought he got a raw deal from NBC. But he walked away with a ton of money. I've enjoyed his type of humor. This was one of the better commencement speeches I've ever heard. Funny, but not sappy. Intelligent humor and not mindless crap. Thumbs up.

  • Kent Blosil
    Kent Blosil Month ago +3

    Should be mandatory viewing for parents and children alike. Powerful advice, sage from experience, and absolutely brilliant comedy.

  • Sundar Subramaniyan
    Sundar Subramaniyan Month ago +1

    This is easily the best commencement speech ever!

  • Chippo 51
    Chippo 51 Month ago +3

    A very well thought out and well presented speech.

  • Bryan Smith
    Bryan Smith Month ago

    College degrees are a joke these days. Might as well celebrate them accordingly,

  • Porkchop Sandwiches! God that smelled good.

    He’s just a good dude.

  • Lekestue
    Lekestue Month ago

    not funny at all

  • NightSky777
    NightSky777 Month ago

    Loved it, funny and meaningful, thanks for posting!

  • jon a
    jon a Month ago

    Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen

  • Gianni Brown
    Gianni Brown Month ago

    At the 15:34 mark where we see that shot of the crowd listening to Conan's speech. Can anyone find someone who isn't laughing, or has a look on their face that shows they're not enjoying this?

  • Tomas G
    Tomas G Month ago +28

    Thank you TVclip algorithm. Awesome recommend. Would never have searched this great speech.

    • jwh2f
      jwh2f 13 days ago

      Seriously. Wondering what caused it to pop up...

  • StackMusic
    StackMusic Month ago

    Dartmouth NH?

  • J D
    J D Month ago

    I was really hoping to hear Stinky Pete's follow-up.

  • William K
    William K Month ago

    I love Conan!

  • Jenn Righter
    Jenn Righter Month ago +2

    The level of intelligence and genuine personality to give such a long, funny, profound speech while hardly ever looking at notes-and in front of a former president and first lady.
    This is something that I think most people won't give the time to watch, unfortunately.
    This is amazing. Absolutely humbling that a person can be so naturally funny, intelligent and profound. Conan. Man. So admirable.

  • Dave Gill
    Dave Gill Month ago

    George Demohrenschildt's brother Dmitri taught here. It's famous!

  • Obito
    Obito Month ago

    I was Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year though.

  • catali33
    catali33 Month ago +3

    Love Conan what a great guy! So under appreciated in today’s world.

  • Breshkot AshMal
    Breshkot AshMal Month ago +1

    That was awesome. It was streets ahead of the bore who spoke at my commencement.

  • Dat Sun
    Dat Sun Month ago +1

    16:20 referring to jay leno lol

  • Andreas Aroditis
    Andreas Aroditis Month ago +1

    A fantastic commencement speech and a great example of how you can grow from your mistakes.

  • John-boy
    John-boy Month ago

    Who was on President Bush's left at the end up on stage?

    ALL CAPS Month ago

    dude.... this wouldn't be allowed today. think about how the world has fucking changed so much since 2012

  • Sammy Dee
    Sammy Dee Month ago

    I always thought he was super funny, although goofy at times which I think is part of his style. He ending address about dreams changing and disappointments made me look up his history. He actually was the Tonight show Host for a short period of about 6 months. So in essence he actually achieved his dream, although it didn't turn to be that successful. You can't guarantee that you will be successful in such a lofty position but the fact that he even achieved his dream shows that hard work and struggle will get you to where you are going. I just felt that he should have mentioned that he in fact did achieve his dream due to his hard work and determination.

  • Provoking Pickles
    Provoking Pickles Month ago +7

    10 out of 10, great job Conan

  • Anubhav Agarwal
    Anubhav Agarwal Month ago

    Which POTUS is sitting behind him?

  • Son Quatsch
    Son Quatsch Month ago

    omg, it is so weird that i can DATE something based on the language. @12:44 conan says " optional" would never be allowed today in a speech. and this was just 8 years ago. i am surprised he nbc hasn't fired him for that one line. it is so sad how speech has become so regulated. like when he said that i KNEW this was not 2019. i looked down and it was 2011. different times. this me2 stuff has destroyed humor.

  • CrustyHobo
    CrustyHobo Month ago +1

    I don't know why, but I just thought to myself, "there's probably someone in that crowd just busting to use the bathroom"

  • ancestralforaysinn28

    prole smoking woman in the back

  • Hiro Nakae
    Hiro Nakae Month ago

    21:13 this is so cool!

  • Gijoe215062056 Ham
    Gijoe215062056 Ham Month ago

    Mr.Corleon we are in some Trouble.

  • Allison Lehenbauer
    Allison Lehenbauer Month ago

    I wish all school faculty were this smart. Most schools intentionally look for someone everyone hates and want to protest rather than someone everyone may actually like.

  • byron p
    byron p Month ago

    Truly odd to think that Conan is now the most long-lasting living lat night host.

  • C P
    C P Month ago

    A full-fledged demon-possessed satan worshipper giving a motivational speech to university students? Yup, this kind of devil honoring effort goes on all the time around the world, that's why graduates wear satanic freemason black mortarboards on their heads and satanic black robes when they graduate to be inducted as newbies into freemasonry to further the work of the devil on earth before God's final judgement day on sin.

  • ninjapoodle22
    ninjapoodle22 Month ago

    Good stuff.

  • stpattycake17
    stpattycake17 Month ago


  • cmnsns
    cmnsns Month ago

    One of the funniest parts at 12:25 , totally unexpected!

  • cmnsns
    cmnsns Month ago +5

    Classy lady smoking in the background 🤣