Top Five Tracy Morgan Musical Moments
- Tracy Morgan on Biggie Smalls Revolutionizing Rap: "He Made It a Champagne Campaign"
Morgan is probably best known for his role on 30 Rock as the slightly more insane version of himself (very, very slightly) Tracy Jordan. On the show, he is the star of a fictional variety program TGS, written by his caretaker of sorts Liz Lemon. It is a Dada-ist version of reality. Morgan is also well-known for his eight-season residency on SNL where he became a household name with characters like Dominican Lou and Brian Fellows.
To supplement his sketch comedy background, Morgan's talk show appearances (especially from the past two years) have gained him the unofficial Most Likely to Expose Bare Stomach On-Air superlative. His movie appearances include Half Baked, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and How High, a.k.a. the best movie of all time. He's no stranger to controversy, especially with his offensive stand-up. Morgan is an utter bazooka of insults, ignorance, and sex banter. All things of good, great, and bad comedy. You'll be snarfing your rum and coke at his Seminole Casino Coconut Creek stand-up performance, and getting a peek at that beautiful belly, if you're lucky.
Here are our top five favorite Tracy Morgan musical moments.
5. Tracy Morgan Parodies Erykah Badu
During the late '90s, Erykah Badu was deep on neo-soul and singing about triflin' dudes. Single "Call Tyrone" got, as Tracy puts it, a lot of triflin' dudes kicked out of their girlfriend's crib. So he used the stage during his stand up act to do his own version, "Simone."
4. Astronaut Jones and Britney Spears
Britney Spears at her prime ("I'm A Slave 4 U") was the hottest thing on Earth. I'll ask my 14-year-old self to confirm. He says yes. Right around that time, she hosted SNL and did an Astronaut Jones sketch with Tracy. Combine the outspoken-ness of Tracy's Astronaut Jones and the hot naivete of a post-pubescent Britney Spears alien girl, and you get this.