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Colbert jokes about Tumblr black dress, new job at Wake Forest

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 01:16

Talk show host Stephen Colbert addresses graduates of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Comedian and late night talk show host Stephen Colbert delivered the commencement address at Wake Forest University on Monday (May 18), delivering jokes on the viral dress meme and on his new job as host of the "Late Show." "Most importantly, congratulations to you, the Class of 2015. You did it," Colbert said. "And you look amazing. Although it's a little embarrassing you all showed up in the same outfit. Really. Even all the accessories are the same. Everyone has a black and gold tassel. Or, is it blue and white? Grandparents, just know this was the issue that divided a generation. You had the Vietnam War. Your grandchildren had an ambiguously colored Tumblr post," he added, making reference to the February 2015 Tumblr post featuring a dress that asked viewers whether the dress was blue and black or white and gold. He also referenced his upcoming job as host of the "Late Show" on CBS. He starts in December 2015, succeeding current host David Letterman. "I am so proud to be your commencement speaker today, because I know I am following in some impressive footsteps. Last year, you heard from New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, who, unfortunately, lost her job just five days before her speech. Is there something you know about my new job that I don't? Please. Just tell me. I really need that money. I have kids in college," he said.

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Colbert jokes about Tumblr black dress, new job at Wake Forest

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 01:16