Tracy Morgan

April 17, 2014

I am Tracy Morgan. AMA.

Hey ya'll it's Tracy Morgan! Be sure to check out my new Comedy Central special, Bona Fide, premiering this Sunday, 4/20 at 10 pm with an uncensored version airing at 1 am. Victoria from reddit's going to be helping me out today.

Some sneak peeks...

Growing Up in Brooklyn

Meeting the Neighbors

Too Much Girth

CC:Direct Download

I’ll also be in a city near you for my newest stand up tour Turn It Funny. Hit up Live Nation for tickets:


To all my fans and everybody out there, I love you. I love you SO MUCH. Until next time, and there WILL BE A NEXT TIME, I'll see you later.


It felt good. I hope it felt good for Liz Lemon too!

It felt good. I hope it felt good for Liz Lemon too!

It felt great to get there.

Give me the map, Scott!

How was it working with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith on Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back?

I was only there for a day but I had a great time and from that, me and Kevin developed a great relationship. We've worked together several times since then, including on Cop Out.

Hey! Whats up?

ain't notin. slow motion

Who is the most famous person you have farted around that you are definitely sure smelled it?

Kate Upton.

Hey Tracy!
You are amazing.
I have but one humble request.
Please name my kittens.
If you need to see their fighting styles, a .gif is included at the bottom.
Kitten 1
Kitten 2
Battle Prowess

Smokey and the Bandit

Who's your favorite Pokémon?

My favorite Pokémon? Pikachu.

How was it working with Donald Glover?? Big fan of your work!!

Donald Glover, he's a young, talented, talented man and it was fun.

Hey Tracy! What's your favorite kind of pizza?

My favorite kind of pizza? I like just pepperoni and cheese. There's a small pizza place in the Bronx that I've been going to for 22 years. I don't know what it's called but it's a mom & pop pizza shop, and they have the best pepperoni & cheese.

Verified Tracy Morgan- visits pizza shop for 22 years, doesn't know the name.

Or is he keeping that info secret so we don't ruin it?


There is no name it's in the hood in the bronx it's on the corner of 231st and Broadway in the bronx. There's only one pizza place there.

231st and Broadway

Is it Broadway Pizza?

there you go.


The whole experience, man. I did a movie for Warner Bros called Cop Out, starring me and Bruce Willis and directed by Kevin Smith, and all of that is self-explanatory. All the people that worked on it and in it. It was in my old neighborhood, and it was great.

If you could play any superhero, who would it be?

The Incredible Hulk. He has no weaknesses. He is the strongest man. He is made of muscles. I think.

What are you going to eat for dinner tonight?

Filet mignon, sweet potatoes, a little bit of corn, and some spinach with garlic on it.

What is your favorite sandwich?

Peanut butter and jelly.

What's your favorite brand of peanut butter? Crunchy or smooth?

Smoooooth. All smooth.

Who came up with Brian Fellow's Safari Planet?

Me. I did. I went to school with a guy named Brian Fellow.

You are one of the BEST actors out there. I just want to hug u man!! Who is your favorite actor to work side by side with and why?

Melissa Leo. She's an actress. But Melissa Leo. And Peter Dinklage. Shout out /u/mrpeterdinklage.

Mr. Morgan, thank you so much for doing this AMA. I think you are awesome and it’s my birthday today! It would really make this one of my best birthdays if you could share your favorite joke or funny story.

what if I sent you a picture - here you go:


That's an even better gift, this is definitely one of the best birthdays I've ever had!

You are the coolest dude in the world right now. I'm at home at my house and you got a picture of it. For your eyes only!

Tracy can you please get with PBS and get a Brian Fellows animal show going?

Okay, I'll actually put a call in and ask them.

Please tell me your fondest SNL memory Tracy? Do you have a favourite 30 Rock episode? Oh, and was there ever cornbread at craft service worthy of you taking behind the middle school and impregnating?

My fondest SNL memory was the very first show with Tom Hanks hosting and I got to say goodnight America. For 30 Rock I liked the christmas episode when we chopped down the tree. And I have another one when we did the Gladys Knight Midnight Train to Georgia.

Hello Tracy. I have a more serious question to ask you.

You and your family have been affected by diseases such as AIDS, and diabetes. What helps you get through each day, and are there any non-profit organizations that we should know about?

Yes, AIDS Healthcare foundation is one of them. Diabetes America,, is another one. And what affects one of us affects us all, I think that half of America is affected by diabetes. Any organization that you are able to champion is cool with me, as long as you're helping to give back, and helping be a part of the solution, not the problem.

How do you stay so fresh?

Well, you know, just wake up everday, know what I'm saying? And having a short memory, you know? Yesterday is yesterday, and that helps keep things FRESH. F-R-E-S-H, Fresh! And I'm not just fresh, I'm so fresh and so clean-clean.

Hey Tracy! Thanks to you, I try to live every week like it's Shark Week.

I know you already have two Batmobiles and a solid gold jetski, but if you could own any object in the world, what would it be?

I would like to know where the fountain of youth is.

I would like to know where the fountain of youth is.

I'd go back to being 18, and be trouble, with what I know now. Youth is definitely wasted on the young. With experience and knowing a little something now too.

Hey Tracy, because of this GIF, I need to know: Waffles or pizza?


What's the dumbest purchase you've ever made?

Bottled water before going through security at the airport. Then they make you throw the water away.

Can you confirm or deny Bert Kreischer's story of you on Joe Rogan's podcast?

I don't know who Bert is, and I never smoked PCP in my life, EVER. I've never touched it. I'm from the ghetto, I know better. We know what PCP can do at 3 years old. I smoked weed, but that was when I was a kid. I haven't smoked weed in 10 years. I wish this Bert Kreischer would stop telling people I smoked PCP with him.

I don't know who Bert is, and I never smoked PCP in my life, EVER. I've never touched it. I'm from the ghetto, I know better. We know what PCP can do at 3 years old. I smoked weed, but that was when I was a kid. I haven't smoked weed in 10 years. I wish this Bert Kreischer would stop telling people I smoked PCP with him.

I used to buy my own weed, and it wasn't laced with PCP. I knew what I was smoking. I would never do that.

How far are the Rangers going?

I hope they go all the way.

How often do you Google yourself?

I've never googled myself. To busy workin on

What does a celebrity like you do in your freetime?

If you watch your movies, do you come out the way you think you came out?

What is your favorite food?

I look at my shark tank.

My favorite food is the Big Mac. And when I watch my movies, how I feel about them doesn't really matter. I worked on them, but I hope America loves them. That's what counts to me. So far so good.

Did that bird ever give your credit card back?

Yes. And he was arrested for credit card theft.

What does it feel like to be Tracy Morgan today?

I love myself. I love it. It's beautiful. It's an awesome thing.

If they made a movie about your life, who would play you (other than yourself)?

Will Smith.

How are Grizz and Dot Com doing?

They are doing great. No news is good news. They are with their families and doing great.

Hey Tracy! What're you most excited about for your upcoming tour and new special on Comedy Central?

I'm looking forward to a great tour. I'm looking forward to people in the world and in America enjoying it.

I'm looking forward to a great tour. I'm looking forward to people in the world and in America enjoying it.

Putting a smile on everyone's face that watches it.

How is that great fish tank working out? Sharks get too big?

No, the sharks are doing great. They're growing, but they're being fed. They're majestic creatures and they are doing fine.

Hey Tracy! What's Ice Cube like?

He's the coolest dude in the world man.


I was taken to the Dagobah system. There, a Jedi master named Yoda taught me the ways of the Jedi.

Do you still observe Ludacristmas?

Yes I do.

What's your favorite place in New York?

My favorite place in New York is any comedy stage around.

Who the most interesting famous person you've met?

Eddie Murphy. He's the funniest man on the planet.

Favourite video game?


Have you considered actually doing a total bummer of a movie to get an Oscar?

I mean, all funny people love the opportunity to do drama. So yes, it's just another muscle and I would love to stretch that muscle too.

What would be your superhero power of choice?

I'd like to be invisible. I wouldn't have to explain a thing. I would like to be invisible to see what I wanna see.

Where did you get the inspiration for Werewolf Bar-mitzvah

The Wolfman, watching the movie the Wolfman

Tracy, One of my friends swore he saw you in Ireland last month.. i didn't believe him, he said i've no way of proving it.. Now is my chance Tracy..

I was not in Ireland last month. I would love to visit there, I heard it's a wonderful place, but I was not there. I wish I was.

How does uncle Jemima's syrup compare to aunt Jemima's syrup?

Uncle Jemima went defunct. He never got the syrup brand out. He went bankrupt before the syrup came out. But it was delicious. FILLED with butter.

Hi Tracey, I've waited years to ask you this question:


I gotta golden for that one. Jordan got a golden globe

Need an assisstant?

I have one, actually sitting right here next to me. He's the greatest. Jeff Millea. He's the best. JEFF MILLEA. He's taken. He looks like a young version of Steve McQueen, so they say.

I have one, actually sitting right here next to me. He's the greatest. Jeff Millea. He's the best. JEFF MILLEA. He's taken. He looks like a young version of Steve McQueen, so they say.

He looks more like Brett Favre.

Ninjas or pirates?

Ninjas. Why ninjas? Stealth. Pirates you can see them coming.

Ninjas. Why ninjas? Stealth. Pirates you can see them coming.

Ninjas are assassins.

your gerbil commercial for Wheat Thins is the greatest moment in advertising of the 21st century. Did you ever find your invisible pants?!?

p.s. my mom is making lasagna tonight with SIX DIFFERENT CHEESES

I found my invisible pants! But your mom is making lasagna tonight with SIX DIFFERENT CHEESES? That's a good woman.

Tracy - You ever considered a serious career in the rap game? I would buy your album.

No, I am going to leave the rap to the rappers and stick with comedy and acting.

Greetings Tracy from Texas. What are your thoughts on Ben Affleck playing Batman?

I think he will be great.

Hi Tracy. There was a big ordeal regarding some perceived homophobia from yourself. I guess my question is, what is your actual position on homosexuals? (not the media nonsense) and if you do have any issues with the gay community, why? I could never understand why anybody cared what sexual orientation other people were.

Well that's where I stand with it. If you love me I love you back. I've got love for everybody. I'm the one that played Brian Fellows dude. I don't know why people are trying to surround my career with that. I agree with you man. No issues here.

How much of Tracy Jordan is Tracy Morgan?

The only thing they ever had in common was the name. I'm an actor, just like Tina, or Alec, or anyone else on the show.

You're in an elevator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Rock, Terry Crews, and Bruce Lee. Who do you slap?

I'm not slapping ANY ONE of them. I'm not going to slap any one of them. Everybody in the elevator could beat me, if that's what you want to hear. Everybody in the elevator could whoop my ass, and I'm not slapping nobody.


When I learn to breathe underwater.

Whats your favorite smell?


If you were going to be any type of muffin, what type of muffin would you be?

Blueberries, baby, I love blueberry muffins. EVERYBODY loves blueberry muffins.

Boxers or briefs?



Most of the time I'm commando.

I'm starting a band. Name it?

Tuff. Either Tuff or 100% Pure.

Favourite animal?

My favorite animal is the lygra. A lion crossed with a tiger.

Hey Tracey! what current cartoon would you like to voice act on?!

Anything for my baby girl. A cartoon like a Mickey Mouse, anything my little girl can watch, she loves My Little Pony, because she laughs when she hears my voice and she watches it all the time.

Have you ever played pranks on fellow celebrities? If you have who, and what did you do?

I never played a prank. In the ghetto we don't play pranks. You get killed for playing a prank in the ghetto.

What was your favorite sketch on SNL?

Woodrow. I loved playing all of them, but I loved playing Woodrow. And all-time is the Richard Pryor Chevy Chase, and the second one for all time would be Cowbell with Christopher Walken.

Do you still have your pet octopus?

As a matter of fact, we're cleaning the tank right now so she can be more comfortable. They're going to take a picture of it being cleaned right now.

As a matter of fact, we're cleaning the tank right now so she can be more comfortable. They're going to take a picture of it being cleaned right now.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

I had an English muffin with butter and jelly, orange juice, and milk.

who's your favourite comedian?

Richard Pryor.

How do you feel about dragonball z?

I think it's awesome. My sons used to watch it. They're men now but they used to watch it.

I think it's awesome. My sons used to watch it. They're men now but they used to watch it.

My sons loved 'em all.

Hey Tracey, which prank has been your favorite on Scare Tactics?

I got to say the Devil Child.

What's your favorite flavor of pop tart?

Chocolate, chocolate on chocolate.

Tracy Morgan, what would you say is the most awesome part of being Tracy Morgan?

Being Tracy Morgan.

Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

The giant duck. I would just punch it, I would just take it on.

Hey Tracy, I'm about to be late for work. Can you tell my boss not to fire me?

First of all, stop being late for work, because people don't like lateness in the real world. And I'm going to ask your boss. PLEASE, please give them another chance. Under any circumstances, do not fire them.

That's Dr. Spacheman to you.

Dr. Spacheman is DOING GREAT


My favorite color is blue, superman blue.

Is Ernest Borgnine your father?

I thought he was. I just recently found out that Charlton Heston was.

What brand of cologne do you use?

Right now, I'm wearing GIO.

What was it like acting with bruce willis?

It was great, he was really funny and kind to me. And he taught me a lot. It was fun to work with him.


Clothes made out of duct tape.

Hey Tracy Big Fan. What was the best thing someone heckling you has ever said while you were on stage and how did you react.

P.S. My sister works for you and recently almost cost my family a big time trip because she wanted to defy her little brother. So please make sure to give her shit like only you can.

Fine and My first night at the Apollo someone said get him a baccardi and Coke and maybe he’ll be funnier.

Tacos or burritos?


If you could have one song sent into the minds of everyone on earth, what would it be?

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

Tracy, big fan. What is your all time favorite impression to do?

Dr. Zias from Planet of the Apes or Lefty from Donnie Brasco. MY MOTHER

Hey Tracy. I saw you at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, NY but I didn't say hello because I didn't want to bother you. Is it cool for fans to approach you in public or would you rather be left alone? P.S. My girlfriend asked if you could adopt her (she's 25 years old).

I've always been approachable, and I don't mind. As long as you're not indignant and polite and kind, I don't mind.

What would be your first act as President of the United States?

I would get the Government Cheese program up and RUNNING. Government Cheese! Because if you want to bring crime down, if you get the Government Cheese program running, people will be too constipated to make crime. Too much blockage to make crime.

Who was your first kiss?

I was in the third grade and her name was Peaches

Hey Tracy! I was on a haunted tour of downtown Seattle when you walked up and started telling us ghost stories. It was absolutely AWESOME. Just wanted to tell you that you made everyone's week. Thanks for being you!

Thanks for allowing me to be me!

How much was your shark tank from Tanked?! It is BADASS!


Kazaam blasts out of a boombox and grants you 3 wishes. What are your 3 wishes, Tracy Morgan?

I would bring Richard Pryor back, have a trillion dollars, and help the world out of poverty.

If you had to choose one restaurant to eat for the rest of your life, where would it be?


Yo Tracy. I don't have a question I just wanted you to know that I too think it's weird that we eat birds.

Okay? Let's stop eating birds then?

Tracy! What is the meaning of life?

Good Health, Joy and Prosperity

Good Health, Joy and Prosperity

and lots and lots of sex

Do you name all your fish? If you do, can you tell us some of the names?

No I don't, they're fish, so no. I just take care of them and make sure that they live good.

What's your favorite cheese?

I like American Yellow.

What advice would you give aspiring comedians? Big love from Australia!

Stay funny and never quit!

If you had to make a cologne to mimic your smell, what would it consist of?

Highly succulent watermelon with a little bit of vinegar, and some honey.

Who did you look up to as a kid?

My dad.

Whats your favorite Horror Film?

Halloween II.

If you were a character on Game of Thrones who would it be? (Loved when you and JB Smoove watched it together Mystery Science Theater style!)

I'd be Peter Dinklage's character, Tyrion, yes.

You just went to Dallas bbq in nyc, how did you like it?

I thought it was great! I love BBQs.

What is your favorite book?

Moby Dick.

What's your favourite cereal?

Raisin Bran.

Hey Tracy, thanks for doing this Ama! After getting your kidney transplant are you more involved with organizations like donate life? Also thanks for taking diabetes seriously! My Mom was a diabetic, went through dialysis until she finally got a kidney/pancreas transplant. Not before she got her leg amputated though. 15 years later and she's walking around with a prosthesis, doing great! She's a warrior. Fuck diabetes!!!!

Right on, fight on!!!

hi tracy!

do you know any other people named tracy? how are they?

They're great people. I think the name Tracy is unique. So I know a few people and they're awesome people.

When you are driving or singing in the shower, what is your favorite guilty pleasure music?

Britney Spears.

Can you please just upload a short video of you saying the title to your AMA? That would make me and a lot of other people really happy. Also I love you. I always think of you as ''the other black guy''.

Tell us something about yourself that we make find surprising.

I'm actually subdued offstage.

When did you realize you had made it to the big leagues? The moment you thought to yourself "Holy shit I'm famous"

First time somebody asked for my autograph. I was in the Bronx, I was in the supermarket, and a young kid came up to me and said "can I get your autograph" and it was a Mean Joe Green moment.

What is the best gift you've ever received?

My kids.

What's your favorite thing to do on a day off?

All day everyday with my daughter.

What's your favorite dinosaur?

A T-Rex. Of course.

Do you have any projects on the horizon you can talk about?

Bona Fide on Comedy Central, the tour coming up, and my show on FXX.

Peter Dinklage told me that your father is Ernest Borgnine. Is that true?

I thought it was. I just recently found out that Steve McQueen is. Steve McQueen.

Yo, shoutout to /u/mrpeterdinklage. He's my brother with a different color from a different mother. He's my brother.

Hey Tracy. If you were to own a football team? Who would you want to own and what would you change their name to?

I would own the NY Giants and I wouldn't change their name for nothing.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I love vanilla ice cream.

Tracy! Let me tell you: I love the way you deliver a punchline. It's a work of art, brother. Question:

At which point in your life did you begin to take yourself as a comic seriously? At which point did you say to yourself: "shit, I'm hilarious, and I know others think I'm hilarious. I can do this shit." Was it natural? Did you just do it? What's the reasoning like? Or was it something you just wanted to do really badly?

That realization happened for me really in high school. When I was in 9th grade, that I was really funny. When I made the girls laugh, and girls wanted to go out with me. If you're a comedian, and you make the ladies laugh, you got 'em.

In your opinion, what is the greatest Pokemon?


What's your favorite car, man?

The Bugati.

It's not my birthday, but can I have a picture too? Preferably with seductive eyes.

What is your favorite music genre, and who is your favorite artist?

I love music. Any kind of music as long as it's groovin'. My favorite artist ever is Michael Jackson.

Yo Tracy its ya boi nick cage. When we gonna do a movie together?

Let's get the script together and do one soon! I pitch a white cop / black cop. One does the duty, the other does the booty. Me and Nicolas Cage. Starring NICOLAS CAGE AND TRACY MORGAN.

Hey man - what motivates you to work hard?

My family.

My family.

My extended family, like my sister and my friends, they motivate me to work hard.

My extended family, like my sister and my friends, they motivate me to work hard.

And most of all my fans.

Whats your favourite game?


If you could appear on any gameshow past or present which would you choose?

The Price is Right or Let's Make Deal.

You've left a cake in the rain. What utensil do you eat it with?

Depends on if it's an ice cream cake or a regular cake. If it's ice cream, it's a spoon, if it's a regular cake, I'm using a fork, because it's cake.

Hi Tracy, have you ever/do you ever want to swim with sharks? I heard it's scary, but thrilling.

I've done that. It was thrilling. It was AWESOME. I went cage diving at an aquarium in Long Island. My boy is the owner of it, in Riverhead, Long Island, they have shark cage diving, and I've done it twice.

Hello Mr. Morgan… Thank you for doing this AMA. What was the craziest thing you ever saw during your SNL days? Also, what does Conan O’Brien Smell like?

Conan O'Brien smells like me, only thing he wears Polo and I wear Gucci Check me out on Conan tonight team coco

SNL was Chris Farley throw a fart while rehearsing the motivational speaker

Hi Tracy, would you really buy a pair of solid gold shoes and wear them? Or do you already own a pair?

I already own a pair.

Hey Tracy! Will we ever get to see a Cop out 2?

God knows man, I desperately want to do a Cop Out 2 with Bruce, but unfortunately that's not up to me, that's up to Warner Brothers.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Nothing. I'm proud of my name.

Nothing. I'm proud of my name.

Tracy Morgan is a great name.



What is your favorite TV show? Also, I am a huge fan of your work and love your sense of humor!

The Honeymooners.

Tracy, have you ever considered staying on reddit? We'd love you here!

I've been here for 2 hours! I'm not going anywhere for a while.

What is the funniest word you can think of?



If anybody says the word doodoo, it's funny. People are just embarrassed to say it.

Hey Tracy!

What can I do to make your day?

You already have


On my world, I am. I'm A god, but not THE god. In my world, I am! In this house, I am! As far as my world is concerned, I make it possible.

Tracy, you've inspired me to stick my belly out in all my pictures. Who taught you how to do it ?

I do it because I love me man. We all naked under these clothes. I'm the guy with the golden belly.

Do you, personally, believe the moon is real?


Tracy, loved your interview this week on the Howard Stern Show, you two have an amazing chemistry together. Baba Booey! You mentioned Eddie Murphy being a comedic inspiration of yours, and my question is what other comedians were inspiring as you began your career?

Martin Lawrence

I want Victoria from Reddit's job

Victoria's #1 in my book and she'll always be. And I mean that!!!!!

Victoria's #1 in my book and she'll always be. And I mean that!!!!!

and I'm typing that


That's a question for Lorne Michaels.

Hey Tracy. If you were ever in Toronto would you want to hang out, drink beers, throw axes, go see the Raptors?

We could go see the Raptors but as far as throwing axes and drinking beer I don't think those mix.


The same way everybody else did. By me.

Who would win in a fight between you and Betty White?

I think she would. She would have the age. She's experienced.

You seem so down to Earth and normal. What keeps you so grounded?

My family.

Hey Tracy, I'm heading to coachella right now. Anyone you think I need to see this weekend?

You need to see Tracy Morgan's Bona Fide! On Comedy Central April 20th!

Hey Tracy! do you have any hobbies or maybe something interesting that isn't very well known or people might not expect from you?

I like to clean my fishtanks. My hobby is my shark tank.


French toast.

Favorite condiment?

You're a Honey Mustard guy, aren't you?



My best famous friend is Martin Lawrence, and that's because when I first started, he put me on his show.

Can you tell us a little more about your project with the Always Sunny crew for FX?

Yeah! You know, we haven't really started writing it yet, but we should be up and filming in August, and on air in January. I think they're the bomb squad as far as producing and writing. I'm a motivational speaker with crazy methods.

Mr. Morgan,

I'm having a bad day. How can you cheer me up?

If somebody got you upset early in the morning if you can get it together by 11am 70% of day is still good. You gotta let of of stuff because like Bob Marley says every little thing is gonna be all right. And that's from my heart. We all been there. That's from my heart. You not the only one

Tracy, what's the best music album of all time?

Also, who was your favorite Spice Girl and why?

EDIT: spelling

Thriller is the greatest album of all time. Scary Spice because she scared me. She's a man-eater!

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Tracy Morgan conducted on Reddit on 2014-04-17. The Reddit AMA can be found here.