Tracy Morgan Makes Triumphant Return to Saturday Night LiveOctober 19, 2015
Comedy is nothing new for Tracy Morgan. However, after a deadly car crash over a year ago, Morgan’s comedy and presence were welcomed with open arms during his first appearance on Saturday Night Live since the accident.
Morgan spoke of the car wreck, saying,
“I’m back. It feels so good to be here. You may have seen on the news I was in a terrible car accident a year ago. It was awful. But it also showed me how much love and support I have in this world.”
Though the 2014 accident resulted in the loss of his best friend and a lawsuit, the comedian did not let that bother him. In fact, he made light of the situation. Morgan says people were worried about him regaining his full mental ability after the wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
“People were wondering, ‘Can he speak? Does he have 100-percent mental capacity?’ But the truth is I never did. I may even be a few IQ points higher now.”
A number of Morgan’s friends, such as Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, joined him throughout the night. It’s likely that Tina, who has been wanting Tracy back on TV, was beyond thrilled to be working with him again.
Welcome back, Tracy. We missed you!
Watch his monologue below: