College alumnus has the last laugh

‘Tis the season for college graduation ceremonies, and while most grads are enduring some bureaucrat or another as their speaker, the matriculating students of the College of William and Mary got — drum roll, please — Jon Stewart, the funnyman of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” (picture, left).

Stewart actually, somehow, graduated from this selfsame college 20 years ago, and he’s back with a vengeance. From his very first words — “Thank you, Mr. President, I had forgotten how crushingly dull these ceremonies are.” — he didn’t disappoint.

Remarking on his own selection, Stewart said, “When I think back to the people that have been in this position before me from Benjamin Franklin to Queen Noor of Jordan, I can’t help but wonder what has happened to this place,” adding, “As an alumnus, I have to say I believe we can do better.”

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