Charlie Day, PhD: The It's Always Sunny star gave a hilarious speech to Merrimack College graduates (VIDEO).

Charlie Day's Commencement Speech Is the Only One You Need to Hear

Charlie Day's Commencement Speech Is the Only One You Need to Hear

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May 20 2014 9:06 PM

Charlie Day's Commencement Speech Is the Only One You Need to Hear

Commencement speech season is upon us. The next few weeks will bring a deluge of wise and not-so-wise words from a host of writers, politicians, and celebrities, but the year's best speech may have already happened: Charlie Day, of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, spoke this past weekend to graduates at his alma mater, Merrimack College.

As should be expected, it's a hilarious and digressive spiel, covering everything from Day's thoughts on graduation robes (reminiscent of a medieval pastry chef) to his undergraduate antics, which include cutting shower curtains at waist-level. But it's not all jokes: Day couches his comedy in an eloquent discussion of his early days in New York, when he was a struggling actor who took a huge risk to work on Sunny. Worked out pretty well: the show recently became one of the longest-running comedies in the history of television.

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