Eric Idle Delivers Whitman College Commencement Speech

According to, Whitman College in Walla Walla comes in 3rd for "commencement speakers that will make everyone jelous."

Brithish comedian, Broadway Playwright, actor and former Monty Python Eric Idle offered some sound and funny advice to the class of 2013

And among the 380 graduates is his own daughter, Lily.

His speech was titled 'There is no Time like the Present', and while making people laugh, also offered some timless wisdom to the 127th commencement at Whitman College.

"I called this address 'There is no time like the present' and here's a little poem I wrote to help remind you.  Life has a very simple plot.  First you're here, and then you're not.  So remember, life is very short, and life can be very pleasant, so do enjoy it."

This was Idle's first ever commencement speech.

Whitman College also awarded him an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters Degree.