Without his hilarious role as 30 Rock's Tracy Jordan, there's no telling where Tracy Morgan might be today. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morgan explained that the series had a huge impact on him.
"Being on that show kept me busy. I was sober then. I was able to do Tracy Jordan without having to have a drink," he explained. "Tina Fey saw me partying at the after-parties of Saturday Night Live, so she [drew from] that. I didn’t have to be in the picture—I could paint the picture. I got crazy without actually having to drink. And that saved me."
Aside from being one of the funniest comedians ever, Morgan is a resilient fighter. Back in 2014, he was in a six-vehicle crash that killed Morgan's friend and fellow comedian, James McNair. Morgan himself was seriously hurt with a broken leg and femur, broken nose, and several broken ribs. After surgery, he was in a coma for two weeks and woke up to much needed physical and mental rehabilitation after suffering from traumatic brain injury. Now, four years later, he has a Netflix comedy specials, aptly titled Staying Alive, under his belt and a film with Taraji P. Henson, called What Men Want on the way. He's even making jokes about Black Panther's creators stealing the concept from his own hero, Black Bobcat.