Hannibal Buress & Tracy Morgan
5 Things We Learned About Tracy Morgan Last Night
The SNL alum who gave life to Brian Fellows and received an Emmy nomination for his work on 30 Rock split sides at 92Y on April 16. Morgan was here to discuss his latest stand-up special Bona Fide, his seven seasons on both SNL and 30 Rock and how his life has changed. Here are 5 things we learned last night.
- Morgan intended to organize a family reunion for his relatives with his first big SNL paycheck… but he bought a Ford Expedition instead.
- He threw his name in the hat for David Letterman’s job at The Late Show (which ultimately went to Stephen Colbert).
- He honed his facial expressions by watching Carol Burnett.
- Morgan’s oldest brother was born crippled, so at school, he learned to be funny as a way to deflect bullies.
- When he turns on the TV, Morgan usually chooses documentaries over sitcoms and comedy shows.