Maya Rudolph Wins Class Clown at Commencement Speech!

More than likely you or someone you know will be attending a graduation ceremony over the next few weeks.  We all know that odds are the main speaker won’t be, shall we say, riveting.

Can’t say that was the case last weekend for the Class of 2015 at Tulane University in New Orleans.  They were treated to the comedy styling of SNL alum and general funny lady Maya Rudolph as their keynote speaker at graduation.

After congratulating the students and clarifying that being naked under their robes is totally acceptable, she shared the list of people who graduated “Magna Carta Holy Grail” from Tulane University including JAY Z, Lucille Ball, and C3P0.

Rounding out her speech, Rudolph shared her stylings of the National Anthem with impressions of some of the most memorable singers and celebs. Our favorite HAS to be Beyonce!

After reminiscing the days of your graduation, what’s your favorite part of Maya’s speech?


Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a "Walking iPod."