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Watch An Eighth Grader’s Wickedly Funny Graduation Speech

YouTube Video Goes Viral

After an Arlington Heights student’s wickedly funny eighth-grade graduation speech went viral, garnering more than 2.1 million views on YouTube, the teen will perform his spot-on impersonations of the 2016 presidential candidates on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday night.

In addition to performing in a sketch, Thomas Middle School graduate Jack Aiello will also sit down on the “Tonight Show” couch for an interview with Fallon, officials at NBC said in an email on Tuesday.

Even before Jack’s appearance this week on “The Tonight Show,” the video of his graduation speech had already garnered a shout out from former Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, who tweeted “Ok, this kid is funny! Nicely done, and congrats on graduating!”

Principal Knew He Was Going To Kill It

“When I first saw the speech title, I started to get nervous,” Thomas Middle School Principal Brian Kaye recalled. “But when we were down to the final 20 speeches, and I saw the reactions of the adults in the room who were judging, they were all positive. My only request was that Jack go last, as I knew he was going to kill it on graduation night.”

By Karen Ann CullottaChicago Tribune, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, June 22, 2016

Video from John Aiello/YouTube