Tracy Morgan attends FX Networks upfront premiere of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on March 30, 2016, in New York. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Tracy Morgan considers himself to be very fortunate. But he’s not lucky. As he tells me on the phone, “Luck is for losers.”
The Saturday Night Live alum and 30 Rock scene-stealer has made his return to the stage two years after a car accident that left him in a coma with a traumatic brain injury and took the life of a close friend, fellow comedian James McNair. After a long recovery, Morgan made his first big appearance at the 2015 Emmys, stepping up to the mic to a standing ovation. A few weeks later he returned to his old stomping grounds to host SNL, and earlier this year kicked off his Picking Up the Pieces standup tour.
Morgan approaches our conversation about the King of Prussia stop of the tour with his signature loose style, though he’s quick to tell me to move on when the interview touches on topics he doesn’t want to discuss. Those include politics (he isn’t interested) and an upcoming film with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day (he doesn’t want to jinx it). Read more »
Kabletown has officially taken over 30 Rock. Comcast and NBC Universal have officially taken down the GE sign at the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the replacements have a decidedly Philly feel. Apparently, it’s not enough for Philly to own Penn Station. Here’s more from NBC10:
The rooftop signs on the 70-story building replace the General Electric initials and add the company’s logo and the NBC Peacock logo to the New York City skyline. It’s the first time that the iconic peacock will appear on top of the television network’s historic headquarters.
Originally named the RCA Building and more recently known as the GE Building, the new corporate name will be called the Comcast Building, though we’d guess people will still just call it 30 Rock. The Philly’s historic connection to the building doesn’t stop at Comcast and Tina Fey jokes: Read more »
Yes, I know you’re tired of this whole Ice Bucket Challenge thing, but I couldn’t let the hype die without sharing this new and adorable contribution from Tina Fey.
The Upper Darby-bred 30 Rock star was challenged by Kermit the Frog. There’s a cute twist that involves Fey’s adorable daughter Alice. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say the little girl gets the short end of the stick. Check it out above.
Maulik Pancholy, the cute, hilarious actor from shows like 30 Rock, Weeds and Web Therapy, has come out of the closet in an interview with Out Magazine, telling the writer that, “‘I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner. … It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”
Now that all his shows are off the air, Pancholy is currently voicing one of the title characters in Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig.