“You know how funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living? Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they’re for the uncommitted. Listen here, I’m going to give you all advice because it’s too late for this guy.”
This was how Bill Murray opened a speech in which he gave his words of wisdom on love and marriage to a bachelor party in South Carolina this weekend. The speech was captured on video and posted on Deadspin.
How did the bachelor party for one E.J. Rumpke (according to the Los Angeles Times) get Murray’s words of wisdom? One of the guests ran it down:
Over Memorial Day weekend, 20 of my buddies from Boston College got together in Charleston for our friend EJ’s bachelor party. At one point during dinner at a steakhouse, one guy goes to the bathroom downstairs and sees Bill Murray sitting with some people with a fishing vest on. We talked to the waiter to see if we could send him some drinks, to which Bill declined. One of my buddies then went down and asked if he’d come up and say a few words for EJ and got a “No thanks.” My buddy comes back up dejected and tells us it’s not going to happen. Two minutes later, Bill f—ing Murray walks into the room and gives this speech.
According to the LA Times, Murray is a co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team and has a place in town. Murray has been married and divorced twice.
Here is the rest of Murray’s speech: