But the former 30 Rock star did get serious with reporters backstage, when he admitted that, at one point, he didn't think he would ever recover from his multiple serious injuries. Aside from a traumatic brain injury, he also suffered a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs from the car crash.
"When you have traumatic brain damage -- as you can see the scars on my head -- at that moment it first happened, when I didn't see any hope and I couldn't walk, before they taught me how to stand up and sit down again, you don’t feel [like you'll recover]," Morgan said. "But as the months and the months and the months went by, part of my therapy was seeing TV and seeing my friends and saying that I'm coming back one day. My wife made sure of that."
The comedian was on hand Sunday to present the award for Best Drama to Game of Thrones, and the moment was even more poignant given that he presented it to actor Peter Dinklage -- who later revealed to ET backstage that they've been friends for years. Morgan and Dinklage both starred in 2010's Death at a Funeral.
"I've known Tracy for years now -- we worked on a movie a couple of years back -- and I saw him backstage after I got off stage, and ... a big embrace," Dinklage told ET. "I didn't know he was coming. [It's] so moving to see him back in good health."