Tracy Morgan, bouncing back from bad crash, returns to ‘SNL’

Tracy Morgan has returned to a familiar stage, hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time sinc
In this April 28, 2012 photo, Tracy Morgan attends The Comedy Awards in New York. Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7, 2014, highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, July 10, 2014, in U.S....
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In this April 28, 2012 photo, Tracy Morgan attends The Comedy Awards in New York. Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7, 2014, highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, July 10, 2014, in U.S....

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NEW YORK — Tracy Morgan has returned to a familiar stage, hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the first time since a vehicle crash that left him in a coma.

The comic said in his opening monologue that people have been wondering if he has full mental capacity after his June 2014 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He jokes that he never did and his IQ might even be a few points higher now.

He was joined in one sketch by “30 Rock” co-stars Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer. Fey broke character to inject a serious note: “We’re so happy you’re OK. We’re even happier you’re ready to make people laugh again.”

Morgan also brought back two of his familiar characters — Astronaut Jones and animal expert Brian Fellow.

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