I mostly know Tracy Morgan from that one time he revealed himself to be a gigantic douchebag with no feelings and no soul by saying that if he had a gay son, he would stab him to death, but I also remember being somewhat bored by him during his time on Saturday Night Live. I don’t watch 30 Rock and no one I know watches 30 Rock (maybe it’s a regional thing? Do any of you guys in the South enjoy the show? This specific theory comes from the fact that one time I was wandering around a flea market, looking at some used DVDs, and a woman walked by, picked up a season of 30 Rock, and said “I don’t want nothin’ to do with no 30 Rock.” Any ideas?), so I really don’t know a whole lot about the dude other than those two things noted above.
Except now I know that Tracy Morgan probably has a substance abuse problem, based on this report of Tracy at the Sundance Film Festival:
Tracy Morgan was rushed to a hospital moments ago at the Sundance Film Festival — after the actor fell unconscious at an award ceremony … TMZ has learned.
Tracy was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah — and sources tell TMZ, he appeared extremely intoxicated during his award acceptance speech
We’re told Tracy was escorted out of the building soon after his speech — and fell unconscious outside the building
Law enforcement sources tell us, an ambulance was then dispatched to Tracy’s location.
We’re told Tracy was picked up and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Calls to Tracy’s rep were not immediately returned.
And here’s the update:
Amy Roberts, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center, tells TMZ no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation.
Morgan’s rep, Lewis Kay, also released a statement saying, “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention.”
Kay adds, “He is with his fiance and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false.”
Yeah, I’m not sure that I can believe that statement from good ol’ Amy over at the Park City Medical Center about how Tracy was totally clean. As I’m sure you all know, questionable behavior plus any sort of treatment for “exhaustion” usually add up to rehab. When we factor in that Tracy’s wife left him back in 2009 because of his drinking problem and that witnesses are telling TMZ that he “appeared extremely intoxicated,” it would seem that this guy has fallen off the wagon again, right?
January 23, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
Last week, just for funsies, I caught myself up on every episode of “7 Minutes in Heaven“—it didn’t take too long, actually, since the weekly video series is pretty new. (Recommended: guests Elijah Wood, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis.)
Maybe it’s easy to compare the “7 Minutes” web series to “Between Two Ferns“; instead of being caught between two ferns, each guest is trapped in close quarters with the host, SNL writer Mike O’Brien.
The similarities basically end there, though. In most episodes, O’Brien’s guests drink till they’re lit—here’s lookin’ at you, Hoda—and by every episode’s end, O’Brien tries to steal a little kiss. (Actress Patricia Clarkson, more than game, turns the peck into some voracious open-mouth resuscitation.)
So! Now that you’re completely in on the joke, here’s Tracy Morgan!
Things that I learned from this episode of “7 Minutes in Heaven”:
- Tracy Morgan doesn’t give two whiffs about Shakespeare.
- Tracy Morgan’s hypothetical sister is a Scorpio, thank you.
- Tracy Morgan doesn’t eat hay!
- Tracy Morgan looks great in a lady’s wide-brimmed hat!
- Tracy Morgan isn’t scared of escalators.
- Tracy Morgan dispenses great advice. I wish he would phone my mom, too.
- Tracy Morgan wishes it were possible to eat a frisbee.
September 10, 2011 at 6:30 am by Jenn
When Sarah first brought you the news of Tracy Morgan‘s outrageously bigoted rant, she mentioned how weird it was that Tracy works so closely with Tina Fey on 30 Rock. If you didn’t know, Tina Fey is awesome in nearly every way, including not being a homophobic prick. If you were also curious about what Tina’s reaction would be to Tracy’s rants and rambles, here it is:
“The violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community. It also doesn’t line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at ’30 Rock’, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.”
As usual, I think Tina Fey handled this in a really classy way. She’s another one of those people who can’t do anything wrong. I’m not so sure about Tracy though. After his original words, his apology fell just a little short, right?
June 11, 2011 at 8:00 am by Emily
When I read the horrible, sickening, backwards ass comments that Tracy Morgan made, I was outraged. I don’t understand how people can feel so much hate for other human beings, and I never will. So I went about my business this morning and, into this afternoon, I was bothered by Tracy’s inexplicable rage. Not even Christina Hendricks’ magnificent beauty could completely turn my frown upside down. But you guys, everything is ok now. Everything is all better because Tracy apologized:
“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” he said in a statement issued to The Advocate. “I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”
So sincerely remorseful for spewing hate, guys. So touching.
June 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Emily
And by “DB,” of course I mean “douchebag,” but I have to be careful about what goes up there in that big, bold headline or the advertisers curl up into little balls and burst into flame. It’s not pretty.
Tracy Morgan, or if you need further information on how to best identify him, “the unfunny one who was on SNL for awhile,” has taken his sad skit to a new level: bashing homosexuals. Apparently Morgan (who still has his own comedy tour, if you can believe it) did a show earlier in the week, where he claimed that he would stab his son “to death” if he was gay, and bashed gays if they couldn’t take a joke. Some of Morgan’s more rage-inducing quips:
-Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that “Born this Way” is bullshit, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because “God don’t make no mistakes” (referring to God not making someone gay cause that would be a mistake).
-He said that there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman, that’s just a woman pretending because she hates a fucking man. He took time to visit the bullshit of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.
-He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming, and that bullied kids should just bust some ass and beat those other little fuckers that bully them, not whine about it. He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N***** to death.
-He mentioned that Barack Obama needed to man up and quit being all down with this just because he has a wife and two daughters. All of this being followed by thunderous cheer and “You go Tracys”. Tracy then said he didn’t fucking care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a fucking dick up their ass… they can take a fucking joke.
I guess it’s not a big surprise, as Morgan’s done this kind of stuff in the past – in 2009, he did a show at Carnegie Hall where he claimed that being gay was “a choice.” What’s surprising, however? That he’s practically OWNED by Tina Fey, who’s long been a supporter of the LGBT community. The worst thing about this is that his comments garnered applause and support from a lot of the people in the audience. Now, if that’s not, I don’t know, AN ENTIRE FUCKING BUILDING-FUL of people who need to go and get fucked, I don’t know what is.
June 10, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
“I could remember those two, especially those two people, treating me like the invisible guy. Now look where they at. Cheri Oteri, she can’t get arrested. … That’s what happened to me over there. They never treated me well. I never cared for them either. Fuck ‘em.”
Tracy Morgan’s “I Am The New Black” audiobook account of his days at Saturday Night Live and the treatment he received from Chris Kattan and Cheri Oteri.