Ed Helms Tells Cornell Graduates to Live Life Like Andy Bernard


Ed Helms delivered the commencement speech at the alma mater of his former Office character Andy Bernard over the weekend, and instead of warning graduates of the dangers behind Bernard’s foolishness, he instead talked about why foolishness leads to success. Helms told the graduates about how much being a fool helped him get ahead in his comedy career, from the time he attempted then failed to put together a filmed Trans Am concert in Brooklyn when he was 22 years old to going on thousands of voiceover auditions to working for The Daily Show to why his years of playing Andy taught him why it’s important for him “to be more of a fool in my daily life.”