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Adam Sandler is returning to his roots.
After cracking jokes for a couple of minutes, Sandler said of the art-focused goals of himself and this year's grads, "We just want to give our fellow humans an escape from this increasingly psychotic world we live in."
"The biggest reason we Tischies chose the arts is because we literally can't do anything else," he quipped. "What was I gonna do, become an investment banker? I can't even find my wallet three times a week."
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Sandler also joked to parents in the audience that they "really messed up," adding, "You might be supporting these kids for a very long time. They are not leaving the nest anytime soon. This is a tough business they chose, but there's still time to talk them out of it."
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The actor and comedian's "two pieces of advice" to parents? "No. 1, somehow slip your kid's headshot to Mr. Martin Scorsese before this event ends," he joked. "He'll love it, I promise. He's probably gonna take the back exit outta here, so make sure you get there before he does."
"And do not take no for an answer. That's how Leo[nardo DiCaprio]'s mom did it," Sandler said.
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It has been a busy, event-filled month for Sandler and his family. Earlier in May, Sunny was the guest of honor at a star-studded bat mitzvah celebration, which was also attended by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Lautner, Sandler's costars in Murder Mystery and Just Go with It (Aniston, 53) and Grown Ups 2 and The Ridiculous 6 (Lautner, 30).
Other shots showed performances from special musical guests Charlie Puth and Halsey, while a photo from the bash posted to Instagram by Victor Boyce — the father of the late Cameron Boyce — showed himself, wife Libby Boyce, Peyton List and more seated at a table together.
"Viral," Sunny commented on Lilah's video, to which the creator replied, "YOUR BAT MITZVAH IS FAMOUS."