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Eric Andre kicks off Adult Swim commencement speech series

Comedian Eric Andre and rapper Killer Mike are sharing words of wisdom with graduating students as part of a new online series.

Officials at U.S. cable network Adult Swim are launching the Class of 2020 Commencement Speaker Series, which will feature famous faces addressing youths as they embark on a new chapter in their lives, all in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

A press release reads: “Our featured speakers will avoid the insulting simplicity of year-end platitudes and instead provide refreshing insight to help every American clarify the challenges ahead and encourage transformative progress for all humankind. Or something.”

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The Lion King actor Andre will kick off the first broadcast on Monday night (May 18, 2020) at 8pm (ET), while future episodes will feature Run the Jewels star Killer Mike, Spider-Man: Far From Home funnyman J.B. Smoove, comediennes Maria Bamford and Jena Friedman, as well as Aqua Teen Hunger Force character Carl Brutananadilewski, voiced by Dave Willis.

The segments will debut every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday “through graduation season”, and will air on the Adult Swim YouTube channel, as well as on the network’s app.

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