Earlier this week (Tuesday, April 10), Tracy Morgan received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The comedian was honored with the traditional induction ceremony, put on by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Morgan’s speech delivered nothing short of his signature humor, “When I was a poor kid growing up in the projects in Brooklyn, I would never dream of having a star on the Walk of Fame. But, now that I’m here, I have to tell you I feel pretty comfortable. I’ll tell you why! Because of the smell of weed and stale urine – it’s just like being in the projects. What would really make me feel at home, if somebody spray painted graffiti on my star.” (Reuters, LA).
Comedians Martin Lawrence and Jordan Peele (who gave Morgan his first break in ’94) joined in introducing the comedian prior to his acceptance speech. “He’s been through so many things and he’s come out with an outlook on life that is absolutely beautiful,” stated Peele (Reuters, LA).
Morgan’s career first began with his TV appearance on ‘Martin’. Following his career take-off, the comic joined the cast of SNL (from 1996-2003), then launching The Tracy Morgan Show (from 2003-2004). He also appeared in hit films like The Longest Yard, First Sunday, Head of State, Why Stop Now and Fist Fight.
Tracy Morgan now joins honored comedians, Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Foxx on Hollywood Boulevard. Morgan’s star is dedicated in the Television category, located at 6280 Hollywood Blvd. next to the W Hollywood Hotel.