Tracy Morgan on Biggie Smalls Revolutionizing Rap: "He Made It a Champagne Campaign"

Categories: Comedy

It seems like your comedy is organic...

I have a lot of experience growing up. I grew up in the ghetto. I grew up in the hood. With all due respect to the ghetto. I love the ghetto. The ghetto is a beautiful place. As far as I'm concerned, the whole world is a ghetto. I grew up there, experiences, being an African American, being an American, being a human being. I want the chance to talk about all of that stuff. I'm attached to it. I'm attached to all of my life. Some people are so detached from the human experience. I want to talk about the human experience and the funny in it. 

Is there anything you feel you can't joke about?

No. No. There are certain things that are my forte. Every day that you're onstage, doing comedy, you just have to be responsible for what you say. You have to know what you're saying. There can be some things that you confront that have consequences to it. Either you're going to accept those consequences or not. But there's nothing. I feel free in America.

Is there anyone you performed in front of and you wanted to make laugh? 

Yeah. I did that in front of Eddie Murphy during the Eddie Murphy honors. It was incredible. To make a person who makes you laugh, laugh, I just thought that was an awesome thing.

The film you just put out, Why Stop Now, were those all the writer's jokes or yours also?

It was a loose set. The director trusted me with some stuff. I was happy about that. It was an awesome experience. 

Any other film projects coming up? 

I don't like to talk about it. 'Cause I'm superstitious in that area. I don't want to jinx it. I just want to focus on what's going down now. 

You did a commercial for the Super Bowl for MiO Fit. You excited about that?

Yeah, man. This is my second Super Bowl commercial. I did the first one with Stevie Wonder, it had a great response. Now, I have this one. I'm happy about it. 

You're a big Knicks fan. How do you feel about coming to the home of the Heat?

We beat them twice, so we're confident. The Heat always show up to play. They're not playing really well right now. But it's always a competitive game, and we just want to compete, that's all we want to do. 

No love for the Heat, some love for the Heat? 

No love for the Heat. I'm straight Knicks. My team is my team. I don't got no love for the Heat.

Tracy Morgan. 9 p.m., Saturday, February 2, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5555 NW 40 Street, Coconut Creek. Tickets cost $40 to $60 plus fees. Call 954-977-6700, or visit

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Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek, FL

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