Tracy Morgan Returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ for First Time Since Car Crash
Tracy Morgan returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time since a car crash last year left him in a coma.
A cast member on the show from 1996 to 2006, Morgan started off by pretending to have a speech impediment, then jokingly referring to the rumors about his health problems after his accident. "People were wondering, 'Can he speak? Does he have 100% mental capacity?'" he said. "But the truth is, I never did. I might actually be a few points higher now."
Morgan also reunited with Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowsi, and Jack McBrayer during his opening monologue in a fake scene that was supposedly from a 2012 episode of 30 Rock.
The SNL appearance was Tracy’s third public performance since recovering from a crash involving a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed his best friend and mentor, James McNair, who was riding in a limo bus with Morgan earlier this year.
Tracy performed stand-up at a comedy club in New York City earlier this month, and made an appearance at the 2015 Emmy Awards in September.