A look back at Jon Stewart’s 2004 commencement speech: ‘College is not necessarily predictive of your future success’

Given at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary: 'So how do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? And the honest answer is this. You won’t. And accepting that greatly eases the anxiety of your life experience. I was not exceptional here, and am not now. I was mediocre here. And I’m not saying aim low. Not everybody can wander around in an alcoholic haze and then at 40 just, you know, decide to be President. You’ve got to really work hard to try to...I was actually referring to my father.'