As the spring semester draws to a close, college seniors everywhere are not only getting ready for their last final exams, but are also preparing to enter the intimidating world of adulthood. But if there is one bright spot in the dwindling days of college life, it's commencement day. You can finally get your hands on that hard-earned degree, take pictures with all your friends and family and, if you're lucky, maybe even hear a commencement address from a hilarious comedian.

Some of the funniest people in the world have visited college graduation ceremonies to deliver the keynote address. The likes of Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler and Jon Stewart have all given hysterical commencement speeches, while at the same time offering some genuine advice, wisdom and encouragement to college graduates who are about to set off into "the real world." Check out these 17 commencement speeches from notable comedians below and vote for your favorites.

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  • Conan O'Brien At Dartmouth

    Conan gave the 2011 commencement speech at Dartmouth College.

  • Amy Poehler At Harvard

    Amy Poehler gave the 2011 commencement speech at Harvard.

  • Stephen Colbert At Northwestern

    Colbert gave the 2011 commencement speech at Northwestern University.

  • Bill Cosby At Carnegie Mellon

    Cosby gave the commencement address at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007.

  • Lisa Kudrow At Vassar

    Kudrow gave the 2010 commencement address at her alma mater Vassar College.

  • Ali G At Harvard

    Sacha Baron Cohen delivered the 2004 Harvard commencement address in character as Ali G. (Watch part two <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9BqjhyeHrs&feature=related" target="_hplink">here</a>)

  • Ellen DeGeneres At Tulane

    Ellen DeGeneres delivered Tulane's 2009 commencement speech.

  • Jon Stewart At William & Mary

    Stewart delivered the 2004 commencement speech at his alma mater, The College of William & Mary.

  • Seth MacFarlane At Harvard

    The creator and star of "Family Guy" gave the Harvard commencement speech in 2007. He also broke into <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9QXyuUqKCs&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">Peter Griffin</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLt73xSJlAM&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">Stewie</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_q_z1_d0mE&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">Quagmire</a>.

  • Bill Cosby At Temple

    Bill Cosby gave the 2010 commencement address at Temple University in his native Philadelphia.

  • Stephen Colbert At Knox

    Colbert gave the 2006 commencement speech at Knox College. (Watch part two <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ky7DWlGTyhI" target="_hplink">here</a> and part three <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyAw_GL237Y" target="_hplink">here</a>)

  • Farrelly Brothers At Roger Williams

    The Farrelly brothers gave the 2007 commencement address together at Roger Williams University. (Check out part two <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgf3HOyaIfY&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">here</a>)

  • Gilda Radner At Columbia

    "SNL" alum Gilda Radner gave the commencement address at Columbia's School of Journalism in 1980.

  • Conan O'Brien At Harvard

    Conan gave the 2000 commencement address at Harvard, his alma mater. (Watch part two <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErZVczhKIss&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">here</a>)

  • Jimmy Fallon At College Of Saint Rose

    Fallon gave the commencement address at the College of Saint Rose in 2009. (Watch part two <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K61cMz0PB20&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">here</a>)

  • Will Ferrell At Harvard

    Ferrell gave the Harvard commencement address in 2003. (Watch part two <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGipSHwJKiE&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">here</a> and part three <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN9CmZBSm8E&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">here</a>)

  • Bill Cosby At UConn

    Cosby gave the commencement address at the University of Connecticut in 1996.

  • Eugene Mirman At Hampshire College

    Mirman gave the 2012 commencement address at his alma mater Hampshire College.

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