Last night HBO aired Tracy Morgan’s first stand-up special on the channel, Black and Blue. Performing at New York City’s Apollo Theater, the 30 Rock star let his demented brand of humor loose on the crowd. His jokes hit on everything from politics and airport security to borderline inappropriate quips we can’t include here. Audience members doubled over in laughter. Yup, he was that funny.
The special can be replayed through HBO’s On Demand feature. Here are a few of a Morgan’s most hilarious jokes (with some of the more colorful language omitted) from last night.
Tracy on getting old
“You know when you’re getting old. Because when you’re young, when you pee that s*** comes out strong. When you get old, when you pee, you’ve got to hold the … wall [and wait].”
On America’s relationship with drugs
“This whole country was founded on cocaine. The four fathers. All four of them did drugs, coke. What … is Ben Franklin standing outside in the rain with a kite for? That’s coke. And Abraham Lincoln getting shot in the head? That was a bad coke deal.”
On talking to former Secretary of State Colin Powell at the White House Correspondents Dinner last spring right after meeting President Barack Obama, who made him bawl like a child.
“I went back to my table and looked to my left. Colin Powell knocked over two people getting to me. And he ran up to me a hugged me. He grabbed me. And he said, “Me and my wife, we love you. You make us laugh so much.” And I said, “Sorry, sir, for putting snot on your jacket.” That’s the first thing I said to him. I said, “I’m overwhelmed. I’m trying to get it together.” He said, “Oh, don’t worry, Tracy. I love you.” And then I said, “Sir, I hope you don’t get mad at me if I tell people you’re my biological father.” He looked at me [like I was crazy] and walked … off.”
Did you catch Black and Blue last night? Let us know what you thought.