Will Ferrell took to the podium where he paused and apologized “to all the parents who are sitting there saying, ‘Will Ferrell? Why Will Ferrell? I hate Will Ferrell.”
Ferrell then took the Class of 2017 through a laugh-filled, self-deprecating 30-minute ride through his career since the day in 1990 he received a degree in sports information journalism from USC.
Ferrell said, “My fear of failure never approached my fear of what if. What if I’d never tried.” and ended with a rousing rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.