Audience Cringes as Tracy Morgan Turns Carnegie Hall Blue
Tracy Morgan's unusual methodology of writing a memoir, weeping on NPR, joining Twitter, preaching his affinity for anal sex and throwing Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan under his steamroller all combined over the weekend for a revisionist punchline to the classic cornball joke, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" And his ensuing blue streak onstage -- which reportedly prompted walkouts and complaints -- may answer the question, "How do you never get invited back?"
During his set Friday night, Morgan is said to have elaborated on and mimicked explicit sex acts, launched political rants, called homosexuality a "choice," and noted of our president that "Obama is really changing the White House, because he and Michelle will have the first presidential sex tape out." The audience reacted with gasps, awkward chuckles and, in more than few cases, walkouts by older attendees who'd dropped in expecting Morgan's PG-13 act from 30 Rock. "You want the clean Tracy?" Morgan asked them as they shuffled out. "Turn on the TV."
Doubtful. Not all was lost, though; Spike Lee and Morgan's 30 Rock co-star Jane Krakowski were among those who joined the remaining crowd for a standing ovation. The defenseless Carnegie Hall ushers are still shaking the filth out of their ears, meanwhile -- and just after they had finally finished 16 weeks of counseling following last summer's Kevin Smith concert.