Tracy Morgan Sets Saturday Night Live Return for October
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock actor, rose to fame as a regular cast-member on the hit show Saturday Night Live from 1996 until 2003, and he returned to present the program in 2009.
He has been recovering from a horrific car accident since summer 2014, when his limousine collided with a truck in New Jersey, killing his friend James ‘Jimmy Mack’ McNair and leaving Morgan with serious injuries, including head trauma and a broken leg and ribs. However, the funnyman, who had to learn to walk again, is now gearing up to make his big comeback and has booked SNL as his first gig. Celebrating the news on Twitter, Morgan writes, “Stoked to be going home…#SNL”.
Meanwhile, SNL producers have called on Miley Cyrus to launch the 41st season of the sketch show on October 3, 2015, fresh from her hosting duties at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015. Trainwreck star Amy Schumer will follow with her SNL hosting debut on October 10, 2015.
Stoked to be going home…#SNL— Tracy Morgan (@RealTracyMorgan) August 17, 2015