Stephen Colbert to speak at NU graduation

January 24, 2011 7:44:06 PM PST
Stephen Colbert will be the headliner at Northwestern University's commencement ceremony this spring.

Colbert is a satirist known for the political pundit he plays on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

Colbert is a 1986 graduate of Northwestern's School of Communication. He will speak at the commencement on June 17 and also receive an honorary degree.