Wow, he lowkey can sing??

The University of Southern California invited Will Ferrell to speak at the class of 2017 graduation ceremony on Friday — and it went exactly how you'd imagine Will Ferrell giving a collegiate commencement speech would go.

The University of Southern California invited Will Ferrell to speak at the class of 2017 graduation ceremony on Friday —
 and it went exactly how you'd imagine Will Ferrell giving a collegiate commencement speech would go.

The comedian, who is a USC alum, received an honorary doctorate before launching into the main speech of the ceremony.

Ferrell thanked the university for the prestigious honor: "I’ve already instructed my wife and children that, from this point on, they have to address me as Dr. Ferrell.”

Richard Vogel / AP

He was both inspiring and ridiculous throughout. "All of you excelled in various courses of study," he said. "All of you, except for four students, and you know exactly who you are.”

He was both inspiring and ridiculous throughout. "All of you excelled in various courses of study," he said. "All of you, except for four students, and you know exactly who you are.”

Patrick T. Fallon / Reuters

Ferrell reminded the large student body and their parents that this is not the first speech he's given at a distinguished school: "The institutions I have spoke at previously include Bryman School of Nursing, DeVry Technical School, Debby Dootson School of Trucking, University of Phoenix, Hollywood DJ Academy...and Trump University."

Ferrell reminded the large student body and their parents that this is not the first speech he's given at a distinguished school: "The institutions I have spoke at previously include Bryman School of Nursing, DeVry Technical School, Debby Dootson School of Trucking, University of Phoenix, Hollywood DJ Academy...and Trump University."

"I'm still waiting to get paid from Trump University," he added. "In fact, it turns out I owe Trump University money for the honor to speak at Trump University."

Richard Vogel / AP

He then talked about his early years in comedy, and being called unfunny and an "annoying" newcomer when he started on SNL.

He then talked about his early years in comedy, and being called unfunny and an "annoying" newcomer when he started on SNL.

"After my first show [on SNL], one review referred to me as ‘the most annoying newcomer of the new cast," he said. "Someone showed this to me and I promptly put it on the wall of my office, reminding myself that, to some people, I will be annoying. Some people will not think I’m funny. And that’s OK.”

Patrick T. Fallon / Reuters


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