AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2At the end of his speech, the real Colbert offered a bit of wisdom. He told the graduates to say “yes” whenever they can. “Cynics always say no,” he said. “Saying yes leads to knowledge. So as long as you are able, say yes.” – Associated Press GALESBURG, Ill. – Comedian Stephen Colbert said he wasn’t sure whether Knox College wanted the real person or his satirical television persona when he was booked to deliver the 2006 commencement address. The host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” decided to address the 250 graduates Saturday with a bit of his TV character – a pompous, clueless commentator – “who says things with a straight face that he doesn’t mean,” Colbert said. He went straight for the hot-button issue of illegal immigrants, telling the crowd of about 4,500 he knew what people would say. “`Steve, Steve, immigrants built America.’ But here’s the thing: It’s built now,” Colbert said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!