It feels like an ETERNITY since we’ve seen Stephen Colbert. The last we saw him, he was rocking a beard that would make Hemingway jealous. Preparing to take over The Late Show later this year, Colbert is now cleanly shaven and the recipient of a Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Wake Forest University.
Colver delivered a commencement address at Wake Forest while receiving his honorary diploma. His speech was poignant, hilarious, and full of wisdom, making for just another reason why we love this guy so damn much.
“I just spent many years learning to do one thing really well. I got so comfortable with that place, that role, those responsibilities, that it came to define how I saw myself; but now part of my life is over,” he said. “It’s time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become … and to make some crucial decisions in becoming who we’re going to be. For me, I’ll have to figure out how to do an hour-long show every night. And you at some point will have to sleep. I am told the Adderall wears off eventually.”
That it does, Steve.
[H/T: Huff Po]