Tracy Morgan is the New Everything

It's hard to be brilliant and keep your personal business out of the newspapers. I've been there, I have done that. When I was an international pop star for seven and a half months, it seemed like my personal affairs were just fodder for the gossip pages. Every time I dated a soap opera starlet or threw a trash can through the window of a city bus in order to get at my ex-wife and her boyfriend, well, more often than not, it was used against me in a court of public opinion. I learned that you have to rise above the haters and the cheaters and naysayers and become as brilliant as you can, and always keep yourself busy. Nothing helps you succeed like actually doing a lot of things that will make you successful.

Tracy Morgan knows how things are, and he's doing just fine, in my opinion:

What could possibly be better than the Tracy Mogan Twitter feed? Try: Tracy Morgan reading from his new autobiography, and veering belligerently off script. Sometimes the audiobook is better than the original work. This is one of those cases.

It's one of the ironies of Morgan's career that he's found bigger stardom as the star of a parody of Saturday Night Live than he ever did on the real thing. And in his upcoming book, I Am the New Black, he mentions who treated him like shit, namely then stars Chris Kattan and Cheri Oteri. Morgan writes, "All I have to say about that is, where's Chris Kattan now? Where's Cheri Oteri now? That bitch can't even get arrested."

But the grudge apparently runs even deeper, because when Morgan sat down to record the audio version (in the clip above) of that passage, he started ad-libbing, expanding on his earlier points: Morgan says he still counts Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon and Colin Quinn as friends, but as for Oteri and Kattan: "Fuck 'em."

Amazing. It's not everyday you hear Tracy Morgan acting like a demanding, slightly unhinged television star who feels underappreciated by his co-workers. It's more like every week.

There are always little people who have to be ground under your heel. That's all Tracy is doing--he's burying the debris that got in his way on the way to the top. That's all.

Or, he's drunk. Can't dismiss that possibility.