Absolutely everyone was rooting for Tracy Morgan when he took the stage at NBC’s Studio 8H Saturday night. The onetime Saturday Night Live cast member was returning to host the show that made him a star — but this was no ordinary homecoming.

Morgan’s big night came little more than a year after a horrific car accident that nearly killed the 30 Rock star — he was in a coma for two weeks — and that claimed the life of Morgan’s good friend, fellow comedian James McNair.

Morgan was left with a variety of broken bones and, more seriously, a traumatic brain injury that impeded his speech and cognitive function Read more…

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After a shaky start, Tracy Morgan shines in big ‘SNL’ comeback