These funny speeches cover subjects like the art of comedy and making statements using satire. Each of these keynotes features a comedian speaker, who provides audiences with a few laughs and some important insight. This collection includes entertaining talks from actresses like Lisa Kudrow and late night hosts like Conan O'Brien.
Actor Rainn Wilson gives an interesting speech about reactionary comedy. He talks about the appeal of awkward humor, as seen in his hit shot The Office. Wilson says that this kind of humor is absurd but realistic, and the reactions of the audience often match up with the reactions of the actors.
Ricky Gervais discusses the differences between humor in the UK and the US. He claims that one of the major differences is that production budgets in the UK are often much smaller than those in the US. Gervais also says that American humor typically has an element of optimism because that's a part of their culture.
Comedian Jon Stewart reveals real world truths to graduates in a comical commencement speech. He tells students that doing well in college doesn't guarantee future success. However, he also tells them that they are capable of doing monumental things.
These entertaining speeches offer insight into the world of comedy, among other things.
12 Humorous Speeches by Comedians
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Failure and Reinvention
Appreciating Reactionary Comedy
Life After Graduation
Atheism and Spirituality
Making Statements Through Satire
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These Funny Speeches Offer an Comedic Dose of Academia
By: Lacey-Jane Walsh - Published: Aug 14, 2013