Humboldt State University has invited comedian Jimmy Kimmel to speak at graduation after the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! poked fun at the university's Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research on his show in November.
In a press release, the university called the feature "funny but misinformed" and invited Kimmel to speak at the May commencement ceremonies or in the fall semester.
In a letter to Kimmel, HSU President Rollin Richmond and Associated Students President Ellyn Henderson wrote: "You may not remember this, but you recently got a few laughs on your show by talking about the new Humboldt
"We thought some of your lines were actually pretty funny, as did many on campus," they wrote. "However, like many students and alumni, we also felt you shortchanged Humboldt State University, portraying all of our students as pot-obsessed slackers. That was not fair."
Kimmel has not responded, according to a press release, but the university is hopeful he will make the trip and logistical planning has begun.
HSU does not expect to incur expenses for Kimmel's visit, beyond an HSU baseball cap that was sent with the invitation, according to a press release.