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July 1, 2011
Tracy Morgan had barely finished apologizing for his anti-gay jokes, and now the comedian is in hot water again. In his standup act in New York last weekend, Morgan mocked the mentally disabled, according to the New York Times. This has led to a demand for an apology from the "30 Rock" star by a group promoting the rights of the mentally and physically disabled. Morgan's wisecracks reportedly included a warning not to "mess with women who have retarded kids. " His remarks are "far too offensive to be excused as comedy," Peter Berns, head of the Arc, said earlier this week.
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OPINION
June 14, 2011
Comedy has long been accepted as a medium in which performers can push the boundaries of taste. The same way visual artists can show us something that both shocks and expands our sensibilities, comic artists, at their best, can tell us things that jar, surprise and even offend us — and make us reconsider thorny issues. But that's not what Tracy Morgan, the comedian and star of the popular NBC TV comedy "30 Rock," did during a recent stand-up gig in Nashville, when he unleashed a rant against gays and said that if a son of his ever came home sounding effeminate, he would pull out a knife and stab him. That wasn't pushing any new boundaries; if anything, it was a reversion to old ones.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"30 Rock" has finally come to an end. We'll no longer have a chance to check in on Liz, Jack, Tracy, Jenna and poor, hapless Lutz. But that doesn't mean we can't keep our amazing memories of the "TGS" gang going through endless requoting and YouTube clip-watching. There will be no shortage of debate as to the greatest moments of "30 Rock's" run, but here is our humble attempt to point out five moments that captured just what made "30 Rock" one of the funniest shows on TV. Tracy Jordan as unstoppable stabbing robot Times critic Robert Lloyd described Tracy Morgan's character, Tracy Jordan, as the show's id. And while there are examples of that uncontrolled impulse in nearly every episode of the series, nothing sums it up more succinctly than the first season episode "Tracy Does Conan.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2010 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tracy the character is familiar to fans of NBC's " 30 Rock," and now Tracy Morgan the comedian crosses over to cable for his first HBO comedy special debuting on Saturday, a few days after his 42nd birthday. For "Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue," the Emmy-nominated performer returns whence he came, professionally speaking ? New York's Apollo Theater. There the divorced father of three sons and former "Saturday Night Live" star riffs on Mel Gibson and white rage, meeting President Obama and other wonders of the modern world.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Tracy Morgan may be be saying farewell to "30 Rock," but the actor is saying hello to baby No. 4. Morgan and fiancée Megan Wollover are expecting their first child together, People reports . "I am over the moon excited and just want a happy and healthy baby and a safe delivery for Megan," Morgan, 44, told the magazine. PHOTOS: Memorable TV finales The actor-comedian plays Tracy Jordan on the NBC comedy, which is airing its final episode Thursday. We just hope that the comedian doesn't plan to consult "Tracy Jordan's Guide to Irresponsible Parenting.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Jimmy Fallon is really in the holiday spirit these days. On Tuesday he teamed up with the Roots and Mariah Carey on a classroom-instrument version of her hit "All I Want for Christmas is You. " His latest seasonal offering is a reading of Clement C. Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas. " Fallon was joined by "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan, who predictably put an unconventional spin on the classic poem. After Fallon read the opening couplet, Morgan had this to say: "I hate that mouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Meg James
Sunday night's broadcast of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC generated an estimated 1 million tweets, according to Bluefin Labs, which measures social media traffic. Facebook friends contributed another 24,000 comments about the Emmy Awards, which were hosted by ABC's late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Traffic levels represented a 148% increase in social media chatter over the previous year, when the gala honoring the best of television generated 427,000 comments, Bluefin Labs said Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
With “30 Rock” winding down its seven-season run in just a few months, Tina Fey has a lot on her mind: namely, what will happen to Tracy Morgan once the show is over. On Wednesday night Fey paid a visit to “Late Night,” where her former “Weekend Update” co-anchor Jimmy Fallon asked about what it's like working now on “30 Rock,” knowing the end is in sight. “I'm sad every day,” she said. “Half the day I'm crying, then I'm like, 'I'm sick of you people!
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday Tracy Morgan, the "30 Rock" star who plays loud-mouthed loose cannon Tracy Jordan, comes under fire for a homophobic rant during a recent stand-up gig. ( Huffington Post ) J.J. Abrams' thriller "Super 8" hits theaters, and our experts are expecting its super-domination of "X-Men" and "Judy Moody" at the weekend box office. ( Los Angeles Times ) Alec Baldwin gets support for New York mayoral run from Chevy Chase, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Tracy Morgan may be be saying farewell to "30 Rock," but the actor is saying hello to baby No. 4. Morgan and fiancée Megan Wollover are expecting their first child together, People reports . "I am over the moon excited and just want a happy and healthy baby and a safe delivery for Megan," Morgan, 44, told the magazine. PHOTOS: Memorable TV finales The actor-comedian plays Tracy Jordan on the NBC comedy, which is airing its final episode Thursday. We just hope that the comedian doesn't plan to consult "Tracy Jordan's Guide to Irresponsible Parenting.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Jimmy Fallon is really in the holiday spirit these days. On Tuesday he teamed up with the Roots and Mariah Carey on a classroom-instrument version of her hit "All I Want for Christmas is You. " His latest seasonal offering is a reading of Clement C. Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas. " Fallon was joined by "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan, who predictably put an unconventional spin on the classic poem. After Fallon read the opening couplet, Morgan had this to say: "I hate that mouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
With “30 Rock” winding down its seven-season run in just a few months, Tina Fey has a lot on her mind: namely, what will happen to Tracy Morgan once the show is over. On Wednesday night Fey paid a visit to “Late Night,” where her former “Weekend Update” co-anchor Jimmy Fallon asked about what it's like working now on “30 Rock,” knowing the end is in sight. “I'm sad every day,” she said. “Half the day I'm crying, then I'm like, 'I'm sick of you people!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts is finally back home and resting after her successful bone marrow transplant procedure last month. On Wednesday, Roberts tweeted , "There's no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO. " Roberts received the transplant to combat MDS, a rare blood disorder. Although "GMA" has been keeping viewers regularly updated on Roberts' condition, there has been no indication when the beloved anchor will return to the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Meg James
Sunday night's broadcast of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC generated an estimated 1 million tweets, according to Bluefin Labs, which measures social media traffic. Facebook friends contributed another 24,000 comments about the Emmy Awards, which were hosted by ABC's late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Traffic levels represented a 148% increase in social media chatter over the previous year, when the gala honoring the best of television generated 427,000 comments, Bluefin Labs said Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012
"Why Stop Now?" tells the story of a gifted piano prodigy named Eli who, because he's played by Jesse Eisenberg, is a walking fermata of nervousness and hyperawareness. Eli is late to his important audition for a top conservatory for a variety of reasons that feel as if screenwriters/directors Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner gathered them from an audience-participation improv night - mom's going to rehab that day, his hand gets injured, there's a wacky drug dealer named Sprinkles, etc. Despite a cast that includes including Melissa Leo in hippie-narcissist mode as the mother and Tracy Morgan working deadpan menace as Sprinkles, everything about "Why Stop Now?"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012
"Why Stop Now?" tells the story of a gifted piano prodigy named Eli who, because he's played by Jesse Eisenberg, is a walking fermata of nervousness and hyperawareness. Eli is late to his important audition for a top conservatory for a variety of reasons that feel as if screenwriters/directors Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner gathered them from an audience-participation improv night - mom's going to rehab that day, his hand gets injured, there's a wacky drug dealer named Sprinkles, etc. Despite a cast that includes including Melissa Leo in hippie-narcissist mode as the mother and Tracy Morgan working deadpan menace as Sprinkles, everything about "Why Stop Now?"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2003 | Miles Beller, Special to The Times
Leaping from late-night cutting-edge comedy to weekly prime-time sitcom shtick is among TV's most perilous extreme sports. Few maneuvers are so infernally engineered to challenge the health of a career as the hair-raising attempt to safely surmount the chasm separating these forms of humor. Poised to take this jump is the "Saturday Night Live" alum title-billed in NBC's "The Tracy Morgan Show," which premieres tonight.
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