This is not going to be a popular opinion BUT….Comedian Tracy Morgan is about to make a huge mistake.
NBC said on Monday that Tracy is scheduled to host “SNL” on Oct. 17th in one of its first new episodes of the fall season. This is a publicity stunt, I just hope the NBC brass have taken Tracy’s future into consideration. Will this be the show where fans look at him with those pitiful, sorry, he’s-so-sad eyes?
We’ve all seen it. Often times when a performer isn’t well, she continues to perform and audiences suddenly have a changed perception of them. They are no longer amazing and are now looked at as tragic.
He was critically injured in a car accident just a year ago and now Tracy Morgan will return to host “Saturday Night Live” in his first announced performance since the accident.
Now, I like Tracy Morgan. He has been an incredibly successful comedian. Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and countless writing projects. BUT he has had a long road to recovery. What if he lost his spark? I’d rather remember him as the goofy guy on 30 Rock.
He said in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show in June that he hoped to return to comedy when he was able, adding, “When I’m there, you’ll know it. I’ll get back to making you laugh. I promise you.”
Let’s raise a glass to good health and pray that I’m wrong and he’ll appear healthy when he hits the SNL stage this fall because social media trolls will tear him and NBC apart if he’s not.