Tracy Morgan Hilariously Pokes Fun at His Brain Damage in First 'SNL' Promos

by Antoinette Bueno 7:59 AM PDT, October 14, 2015
Playing Tracy Morgan Hilariously Pokes Fun at His Brain Damage in First 'SNL' Promos

Tracy Morgan is back!

In the first promos as host of Saturday Night Live, the 46-year-old comedian is as hilarious -- and sharp -- as ever. He even addresses the traumatic brain damage he's suffered after a devastating car crash in New Jersey last June, that left him in critical condition.

"Did I use to work here? I can't remember anymore," Morgan says to Bobby Moynihan, getting serious for a moment.

When Bobby apologizes, Morgan cracks, "I'm messing with you Bobby! Yeah, I remember everything -- I remember you owe me $72."

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Morgan's SNL appearance is just the latest step in the comedian's comeback. On Monday night, he performed stand-up for the first time in 16 months.

He also made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards in September, when he received a standing ovation.

"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 candidly told reporters backstage. "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."

Still, in his first television appearance in June on the Today show since the accident, Morgan admitted that he obviously isn't "100 percent" yet.

"There are times where I have my good days and my bad days, where I forgot things, you know," Morgan told Matt Lauer about his recovery. "There are times where I have the headaches and the nose bleeds."

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Watch the video below to see Morgan's adorable -- and ecstatic -- celebration with his wife, Megan Wollover, and his 2-year-old daughter, Maven Sonae, at the Emmys.