A good comedian blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Of all the funnymen bringing laughter to audiences, no one accomplishes this better than Tracy Morgan. The actor/stand-up star has played wild characters on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Crank Yankers and Martin, but it's his off-screen persona that elicits the most jaw-dropping responses. During recent visits to the no-holds-barred world of the Howard Stern Show, Morgan said he wanted to have children until he was in his 80s and was going to kick out his sons if their penises grew larger than his. The comedian has had troubles with alcohol and the law, but many in the entertainment industry say he can bounce back due to his role as a consummate performer who uses the world as his stage. Whatever the case, he's damn funny, and for our sake, let's hope he continues to find a balance between the outrageous and the hilarious.
Fri., Jan. 9, 8 p.m., 2009