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Actor Richard T. Jones Improvs Embarrassing UMUC Commencement Speech (VIDEO)


First Posted: 06/02/11 01:14 PM ET Updated: 08/02/11 06:12 AM ET

If you're keen on delivering a great speech, a wise strategy would be to actually write one.

Tasked with responsibility of delivering the commencement address for the University of Maryland University College Class of 2011, actor Richard T. Jones, best known for his roles in the Why Did I Get Married films, attempted -- with limited success -- to improvise his way to inspiring remarks.

The video is circulating around the Web, and to say the least, the reviews are not pretty. As one member of the graduating class put it, "Richard T. Jones = Commencement Speech Fail!"

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