1. 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.

    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.

  2. That’s how we felt when we heard Kristen Wiig is coming to 92Y with Liza Johnson for a Q&A and screening of their new film, Hateship Loveship, on Apr 10!

    That’s how we felt when we heard Kristen Wiig is coming to 92Y with Liza Johnson for a Q&A and screening of their new film, Hateship Loveship, on Apr 10!

  3. Congrats to Seth Meyers on his Late Night debut! Here’s Seth talking about SNL sketches and pitches at 92Y last year. On Fred Armisen:

    I don’t think Fred has ever pitched something he has any intention of writing. He’ll pitch weird things like, “Rosie Perez and I are dating now. I just wanna write something she’s in.”

    Astute SNL viewers might remember New York Stories with Martin Scorsese (Fred) and Rosie Perez (Amy Poehler).

    Fred and Carrie Brownstein will be at 92Y tonight to talk about Portlandia. It’s sold out, but if you didn’t get a ticket or live outside of New York, you can watch live online here!

  4. Congrats to Sasheer Zamata on being named the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live. Here she is in our video, co-produced with Comedy Central’s Indecision, on the Obama campaign emails.

  5. Attention Saturday Night Live fans. Last night Seth Meyers sat down with Bill Carter of the New York Times at 92Y to talk about his career and life. In this clip, Seth discusses Monday pitch meetings at SNL (“I don’t think Fred [Armisen] has ever pitched something he has any intention of writing”) and sketch origins… and his mom, Bedford, NH’s most famous French teacher.

    Don’t miss: You can watch Wednesday’s sold out talk with David Cross and Michael Cera live online here!