Tracy Morgan is famous for his trash-talking, unhinged comedic stylings, but has the controversial funny guy taken it too far? In a new tell-all book the 30 Rock star lays into his old co-workers at Saturday Night Live.
“I had my finger on the pulse of urban comedy, but when I brought my act to SNL, those motherf***** just felt bad for me,” he writes in “I Am the New Black,” in stores Oct. 20.
“None of the cast I came up with saw this future for me. No, sir. All I have to say about that is, where’s Chris Kattan now? Where’s Cheri Oteri now? That b**** can’t even get arrested.”
Tina Fey, however, gets some love from the 40-year-old. “Tina wasn’t scared to come into my world and find the funny up in there. She’s that kind of cool,” he writes.
Tina, 39, even used a bizarre night out with Tracy for a 30 Rock episode in which she accompanies him to an “after-after-after-after party.”
“Friends of mine were running an illegal strip club they called the Loft,” Tracy explains. “It was in an office space they’d rented and converted into an after-the-after-party spot. They put a stage in it, they put a few futons all around, and they’d get strippers and girls to come and do shows.”
After SNL aired one night he invited castmates including Tina and Rachel Dratch to come along. “I didn’t tell any of them what they were in for, so it was all cool when we got there. At first, they thought it was just a private party.”
But after the performance became a little more racy, Tracy’s fellow SNL cast members fled in horror.
“They might have left,” he says, “but it was all that anybody talked about around the show for the next week.”