Kumail Nanjiani ’01, 2017 Grinnell College Commencement Address

Actor, comedian, pod-cast host and Grinnell College alumnus Kumail Nanjiani ’01 delivered the Grinnell College 2017 Commencement Address on May 22, 2017.


  • Normie here
    Normie here8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That lady on the left has such a sweet smile

  • mr traveller
    mr traveller23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    fact is Kumail is a ridicuously likeable guy - so well done to him

  • MusicfromMarrs

    Well, Steve King is gone now, but he was replaced by someone just like him, except that he doesn’t say all the racist things (just thinks them).

  • shazlfc ronaldo
    shazlfc ronaldoหลายเดือนก่อน

    Kumail is amazing wish I could off been there!!!

  • hyperceptional
    hyperceptional2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Kumail "Nanjania" he tried, edit: he fixed it right after

  • Charles Farley
    Charles Farley4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Miles of smiles. I adored Kumail Nanjiani for years before finding out we shared a home. It is a place of which little truth is widely known, as it is mostly content to ignore and be ignored by the world of the Big Folk. They refer to the collective four farthings of my beloved Shire as Iowa.

  • Jess Katsopolis
    Jess Katsopolis5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    How are you gonna mess up the guest speaker’s name? Practice that shit bruh. It’s really not that difficult.

  • Being Pahadi
    Being Pahadi6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    16:56 may be hardliner muslim needs this advice more than the Americans.

  • Shah Xad
    Shah Xad6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I genuinely clapped at the End ,Before Everyone Else...

  • Leisure Club ➊
    Leisure Club ➊10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Concrete piece of advice - which you are looking for is @ 14:15 ...

  • Aladin Msallem
    Aladin Msallem10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's The Galaxy Note 7 NOT the S7 12:50

  • Spencer Aronfeld
    Spencer Aronfeld11 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Daisy H
    Daisy H11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I just love Kumail!

    SHARING is CARING11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Best commencement Address ever.

  • Aman

    141 dislike must be from Pakistan

  • Keyboard Warrior
    Keyboard Warriorปีที่แล้ว

    Would've been better if he was just not read but mug up the whole thing.

  • Raf the thinker
    Raf the thinkerปีที่แล้ว

    Kumail is just naturally funny.


    This man is just LIT😘❤️🔥

  • Muhammad Waqas Baig
    Muhammad Waqas Baigปีที่แล้ว

    Proud of You Dr. Kumail Nanjiani

  • Abhyuday Singh
    Abhyuday Singhปีที่แล้ว

    12:34 Gilfoyle wasn't kidding when he said I am not accustomed to failure like Dinesh.

  • Zaroon Arain
    Zaroon Arainปีที่แล้ว

    love to see karachitee

  • Usama Muhammad Ismail
    Usama Muhammad Ismailปีที่แล้ว

    Admit it none of us searched this 😅

  • Toki Vi
    Toki Viปีที่แล้ว

    Love this guy. From India

  • Praharsh Bhatt
    Praharsh Bhattปีที่แล้ว

    Note 7 Exploded not S7

  • Deep Space
    Deep Spaceปีที่แล้ว

    The Java guy? hhh

  • Ghulam Abbas Mirza
    Ghulam Abbas Mirzaปีที่แล้ว

    this is a speech for life man............

  • tom jens
    tom jensปีที่แล้ว

    enricher train!


    This is a lovely speech. 😌🥰

  • Zaid Shah
    Zaid Shahปีที่แล้ว

    Bill Bryson, treasure of iow

  • Terradiva

    Worthy of a love scream!!!

  • Ravi Peiris
    Ravi Peirisปีที่แล้ว

    Good commencement speech

  • Matthew Cockburn
    Matthew Cockburnปีที่แล้ว

    He took a lot of his jokes from conan's Dartmouth commencement speech

  • pakistan pakistan Pak
    pakistan pakistan Pakปีที่แล้ว

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌙🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟love 🤩🤟

  • Saeed ThaPraLem
    Saeed ThaPraLemปีที่แล้ว

    That's A Great Speech

  • Jawwad Mehmood
    Jawwad Mehmoodปีที่แล้ว

    I can finally have interracial sex. Thanks Kumail. 😊.

  • aeiyou U2B
    aeiyou U2Bปีที่แล้ว

    Kumail is Pakistani🇵🇰 ... Wow.

  • satyricon451

    Quite an affecting speech.

  • Aladin Msallem
    Aladin Msallemปีที่แล้ว

    It's Note 7 dude!

  • Playtime

    ARE U kidding me i watched the whole video,and didnt know its 19minutes.

  • Beth McAvoy
    Beth McAvoyปีที่แล้ว

    Kumail Nanjiani is a sweetheart ! Good job ! #Respect

  • Junaid Strider
    Junaid Striderปีที่แล้ว

    Awesome job well done you are good

  • sam

    Lady on the left so positive n happy. Love your smile ma'am. I hope to have the same happy energy as you❤😍😍

  • Kalem Babar
    Kalem Babarปีที่แล้ว

    Where's his gold chain though?

  • PinkSaira1

    I love that he’s emotional. Can I have him 🤪🤪🥰🥰😘😘😍😍

  • PureUnwindASMR


    10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ah yes totally never seen him like that ever and that was so special

  • L. Z.
    L. Z.ปีที่แล้ว

    S7 didn’t explode! Note7 did.

  • Anurak Chhettry
    Anurak Chhettry2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Love to see this Karachiite , his words also changed my life.God bless you Kumail, respect from Nepal.

  • Sir Shan
    Sir Shan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Loved it

  • Alan
    Alan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Why this is on my recommendations in 2019 this is the best recommendation of 2019

  • Shaikh Farheen
    Shaikh Farheen2 ปีที่แล้ว

    U r awesome kumail❤️❤️👌👌👌👌👌

  • PakGerman Channel
    PakGerman Channel2 ปีที่แล้ว

    WOW great

  • Arkadeep Mukherjee
    Arkadeep Mukherjee2 ปีที่แล้ว

    They're like maybe this was a mistake 😂

  • Sergi Gilamowsky
    Sergi Gilamowsky2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Incredible speech! I truly believe that Grinnell is one of the best colleges in the country!

  • Acorn Tree
    Acorn Tree2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • Rana Usama
    Rana Usama2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Kumail has got amazing communication skills!!

  • aun ali shah
    aun ali shah2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Such a brilliant personality from my city called kaaaaaaarachi m big fan of u from California! All the best for ur career stay bless

  • See Me Entertainment
    See Me Entertainment2 ปีที่แล้ว

    amazing person ......

  • adnan ali
    adnan ali2 ปีที่แล้ว

    This guy is so hilarious 😆

  • Ivanka Silva
    Ivanka Silva2 ปีที่แล้ว

    That Lady is so Sweet !!! I can't stop Smiling.... Amazing Speech by Kumail ... Bravo !!

  • MJade
    MJade2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • Abdullah Ali kayani Kayani
    Abdullah Ali kayani Kayani2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Watching it from islamabad, so impressive

  • Resistance ✔️
    Resistance ✔️2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Watching again. Just cameback for the lady professor. Her smile is more beautiful than the speech if kumail.

  • Mazhar Khan
    Mazhar Khan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Man i love this guy, Love from Pakistan.

    BENNY RASHASHA2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Man, I was gonna write a paper about immigration for school... thank you Dr. Nanjiani.

  • tabraz baloch
    tabraz baloch2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Pakistan is the most diverse country.

  • Ana Ayana

    Ana Ayana


    @Arraik Cruor joke of the year...

  • Arraik Cruor

    Arraik Cruor


    No it isn't.

  • Aanchal Negi
    Aanchal Negi2 ปีที่แล้ว

    No hate, but Ellen did it better.

  • Sufyan
    Sufyan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Proud of u mate

  • Gokul 0001
    Gokul 00012 ปีที่แล้ว

    Iowa 🤩

  • Cody Geewin
    Cody Geewin2 ปีที่แล้ว

    What's more American then Refugees it's Native People defending their ancestral Lands from foreign illegal Squatters so called Settlers! NATIVE INDEPENDENCE!!!

  • Sharmacist PharmD
    Sharmacist PharmD2 ปีที่แล้ว

    www.amazon.com/gp/product/1983664332 Speaking of finding similarities, please see my book.

  • Vargub Lahkar
    Vargub Lahkar2 ปีที่แล้ว

    What the fuck is "Iowa"

  • Bhujang Patil
    Bhujang Patil2 ปีที่แล้ว

    what a confident person hez..loved d speech.

  • Tahami Danial
    Tahami Danial2 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is an amazing speech

  • moon75866
    moon758662 ปีที่แล้ว

    Well said Kumail

  • Anzi Dong
    Anzi Dong2 ปีที่แล้ว

    That's how we cure racism lol this guy is such a genius!

    BEST TEETH IN THE GAME2 ปีที่แล้ว

    His graduation cap looks like it's grown out his perfect hair lol

  • Harsh Joshi
    Harsh Joshi2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Listen to VIR DAS's speech ,it's amazing.

  • vaibhav agarwal

    vaibhav agarwal


    Is this about India vs Pakistan 🤨🤕

  • Nesli Khan
    Nesli Khan2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Love this guy 😂❤️

  • Shailesh Mishra
    Shailesh Mishra2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Sounds like bill gates

  • waqqashanafi
    waqqashanafi2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nanjaina. He said Nanjaina first.

  • Kelly U
    Kelly U2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I keep coming back to this speech to remind myself that there is still good left in this world.

  • shazlfc ronaldo

    shazlfc ronaldo


    Same 3rd time here

  • Chris Grinnell
    Chris Grinnell2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I ended up here after Googling myself

  • Rajendra Gondhalekar

    Rajendra Gondhalekar


    @Mohamed Mueen Go back to India. Just kidding.

  • Slash



    I googled you and I got "Christopher Grinnell, 44, is being charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to change lanes for an emergency response vehicle, according to state police Lt. Tom Ryan."

  • Jeff Wheeler

    Jeff Wheeler


    What was it like being lead singer for the band Soundgarden?

  • Mohamed Mueen

    Mohamed Mueen


    I don't know how I got here but I enjoyed it.

  • Kalem Babar

    Kalem Babar



  • lalrinsangi chawngthu
    lalrinsangi chawngthu3 ปีที่แล้ว


  • 11juicystrawberries
    11juicystrawberries3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Reminds me a lot of Conan's commencement speech

  • Richard Benitez
    Richard Benitez3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Outstanding speech. I only know this guy from Silicon Valley. Did not know he was pro comedian and college guy. Ha.

  • Gorga Simbolon
    Gorga Simbolon3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Not totally unfunny and not totally without structure. Mediocre wisdom on top a few bullshit wisdom. Contrary to what he says about failures, they do get noted. News headlines are full of exciting failures. In fact, it's failure that makes America today most exciting to watch. It's far from boring. I'm a fan of Kumail Nanjiani. Just not this speech.

  • vaibhav agarwal

    vaibhav agarwal


    No one wants you to review it. Why are you nominating yourself to be commencement speech reviewer.

  • Sarim B
    Sarim B3 ปีที่แล้ว

    This was beautiful n funny .. Wow!

  • addiat meikokusuma
    addiat meikokusuma3 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is how do u deliver the speech !!!

  • Parth Lad
    Parth Lad3 ปีที่แล้ว

    I guess that degree came back around.... jkk still a huge fan though, great Speech by the way

  • kevser şevik
    kevser şevik3 ปีที่แล้ว

    very good :)

  • Muslim
    Muslim3 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is the real face of Pakistan, not media crafted face

  • Sana A.

    Sana A.


    @DJFear Ross so true

  • DJFear Ross

    DJFear Ross

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    not until we see Muslim girls moving over and doing the same.

  • Vishnu Dev
    Vishnu Dev3 ปีที่แล้ว

    I hope there are more moderate muslims like him than those radical one's

  • darbhas
    darbhas3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Is it just me or does someone else also think this speech sounded just like Conan's at Dartmouth???

  • RitaVelveeta
    RitaVelveeta3 ปีที่แล้ว

    "Being a fish out of water is tough, but that's how you evolve"........that is such legit wisdom! Well said, Kumail.

  • Alter Ego

    Alter Ego


    RitaVelveeta only if you survive

  • Naeem
    Naeem3 ปีที่แล้ว


  • Teja Karlapudi
    Teja Karlapudi3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great speech but.. Couldn't resist myself from saying this.. It's the Galaxy Note 7 that exploded not the S7.

  • Froodie Tooth
    Froodie Tooth3 ปีที่แล้ว

    That's an awesome speech!!!!!!!!!!!! What can he not do? Intelligent and funny

  • Salman Alvi
    Salman Alvi3 ปีที่แล้ว

    **Samsung galaxy note 7

  • Sophrosyne _
    Sophrosyne _3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Pakistani Denzel!

  • Philip Quaglino
    Philip Quaglino3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Love Kumail, funny guy, great actor!

  • Salman Mazumder
    Salman Mazumder3 ปีที่แล้ว

    I bet no one gaped through that one. He is so funny and inspiring. ❤️😊😁