Tracy Morgan Returns Ro Television As Host Of SNL
Tracy Morgan vowed to come back, and now he’s about to make good on his promise when he hosts Saturday Night Live as the show celebrates the start of its historic 41st season in October.
Via USA Today:
Morgan will be returning to Studio 8H on Oct. 17, marking his second time as host of the show where he was a cast member for seven seasons, executive producer Lorne Michaels announced Monday.
Morgan was critically injured — and his friend, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed — when the limo they were riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike was struck by a Walmart truck in June 2014.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently ruled the truck driver was speeding and fatigued when the crash occurred.
Morgan, who was in a coma and in rehab for a while after the crash, has not performed since, and in June did his first interview, on The Today Show, while holding his cane.
“I can’t believe I’m here — it touches me,” the comedian said in the tearful interview about the difficult healing process following the crash.
Morgan, who was Emmy-nominated for his role on the award-winning NBC comedy series 30 Rock, announced in May he had settled his lawsuit against Walmart under undisclosed terms.
The NBC comedy franchise opens its new season on Oct. 3 with Miley Cyrus returning as host for a third time. And hot new comic movie star Amy Schumer will make her hosting debut on Oct. 10.
Schumer is coming off her summer box office hit, Trainwreck, in which she both wrote and starred, plus her Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. She also has an upcoming comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo, scheduled for Oct. 17.
Musical guests will be announced at a later date.
Welcome back to TV Tracy!