Tracy Morgan pokes fun at his own brain damage in a new promo video for “Saturday Night Live,” which the comedian will host on Oct. 17.
“It’s such an honor to have you back, man,” fellow “SNL” cast member Bobby Moynihan said in the promo.
“Back where?” Morgan replied. “Did I used to work here?”
When Moynihan revealed Morgan had worked in the building for seven years, Morgan claimed he didn’t remember, and Moynihan instantly regretted having brought it up.
“I’m messing with you, Bobby!” The comedian joked. “Yeah, I remember — I remember everything! I remember you owe me $72!”
The man behind “SNL” favorites such as Brian Fellow and Astronaut Jones was involved in a six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike last year, which left one person dead and four injured. The limo bus carrying the “30 Rock” star and several of his comic friends was rear-ended by a Walmart tractor trailer driven by a man identified as Kevin Roper, who had been awake for 28 straight hours, per an investigation.
The limo bus — returning from a stand-up comedy gig in Delaware — flipped, killing James McNair, who performed under the stage name Jimmy Mack. Morgan and two others were hospitalized in critical condition at the time; the fourth injured passenger was listed in fair condition.
Walmart and Morgan settled their lawsuit in May. In March, the retailer agreed to pay McNair’s family $10 million in a separate settlement.
Yet, Morgan looks good and healthy, and in another promo, Morgan joked, “I’m going to get everyone in this building pregnant!”
Morgan was an “SNL” cast member for seven seasons. Since the June 2014 crash, Morgan has been making progress, but very few public appearances. However, Morgan presented the award for Best Drama Series at the Emmys on Sept. 20, for which he received a standing ovation.