One of the rare joys I’ve discovered during this time period of the Chinese coronavirus has been watching the extended-length interviews with comedians – recorded remotely and uninterrupted by a crowd – by late night talk show host Conan O’Brien, whose show now lives on TBS. They’re easy enough to find on YouTube. And one of my favorite ones, probably the most hysterically-funny one, was with former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and “30 Rock” actor Tracy Morgan.
Watching those hilarious videos led me to search for other interviews with Morgan, whom you may know nearly passed away in 2014, after a commercial truck driver crashed into the limo van he and six others were riding home in after a comedy gig. James McNair, the comedian’s mentor, died in the crash, and Morgan, who was seriously injured, had to relearn how to walk and speak.
In my search, what I found was a 34-minute, 2018 interview on “You Up with Nikki Glaser,” a comedy podcast on Sirius/XM station, Comedy Central Radio. Since it’s not on terrestrial radio, of course, the host and guest felt free to use rather salty language throughout, so I couldn’t post it here. Feel free to check it out yourself.