Tracy Morgan to Return as SNL Host

After a tragic accident involving Tracy Morgan’s limousine bus and a Wal-Mart tractor-trailor leaving Morgan seriously injured and killing his close friend, James McNair, Tracy Morgan will make his first comedic appearance on Saturday Night Live. The accident, which caused a huge uproar from the actor and comedian’s fanbase, happened more than a year ago on June 7, 2014 in New Jersey when a Wal-Mart operated tractor-trailer rammed into the back of Morgan’s limo, creating a six-vehicle traffic accident.

After months of therapy, healing, morning, and a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Morgan is set to return to the stage. In 2015, he made a television interview appearance with Today, announcing that he was in a coma for roughly two weeks. The interview ensued tears from Morgan, who mourned the loss of his good friend and comedian, James McNair. He also thanked all the people, everyone from his family to the emergency personnel, who lifted his spirits and helped him through this very hard time.

Tracy Morgan has appeared in a number of comedy films, and joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1996, leaving in 2003. From there, he starred in 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013. This will be the comedian’s first on-stage appearance since the accident. SNL announced on Monday the line-up for the show’s 41st season, with Tracy Morgan, Miley Cyrus, and Amy Schumer.

At the end of Tracy Morgan’s interview with the Today Show, he admitted he wondered how he was going to return to comedy, and be funny again. But he left the interview with a promise, saying, “I love comedy, and I can’t wait to get back to her. I’ll get back to making you laugh, I promise you.”