NBC’s 30 Rock is the last series to embrace revivals, but the fan-fave meta-comedy may nonetheless get second life. Star Jane Krakowski says 30 Rock revival conversations have at least happened, and could bear fruit before long.
It’s been almost three years since the tragic bus crash that nearly claimed Tracy Morgan’s life. The incident still weighs heavily on the 30 Rock and SNL star, but not enough to keep from laughing, as we see in a first trailer for Morgan’s new heartfelt Netflix comedy special, Staying Alive.
Nary a day seems to pass without Netflix’s comedy vacuum sucking up the next A-list special, though why complain? Adored icon and survivor Tracy Morgan now joins Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle and more with a new standup comedy special, set to debut in May.
At last year’s Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel sent a message to Tracy Morgan, who had been hospitalized in a coma following a traffic accident that killed one of Morgan’s friends and fellow comedians. “Shout out to Tracy Morgan, we’ll see you next year, Tracy,” Kimmel told the audience at the time. Almost one year later, Morgan made good on Kimmel’s promise and surprised the Emmys crowd as he arrived on stage to present the final award of the night for Best Drama Series to a standing ovation from the crowd.
The summer of 2015 has afforded far too many absurd and newsworthy sagas for SNL to sit out, and Season 41 is already exploding off the bench. Not only will Miley Cyrus host the October premiere, but SNL will follow up with Amy Schumer, and a momentous return for alumni Tracy Morgan.
Tracy Morgan's lawyers filed a lawsuit against Walmart on Thursday following the June car crash that left a friend of Morgan's dead, and Morgan himself in critical condition. The lawsuit is accusing Walmart of negligence which resulted in the crash.