The legendary Studio 8H, home of "Saturday Night Live," is about to see what it's like to live every week like it's Shark Week.
Tracy Morgan, who appeared on the show as a cast member for seven seasons from 1996 to 2003, will host an episode on October 17, NBC announced. It's his second time hosting the show.
This news is remarkable not only because Morgan is a super, super funny dude (show me someone who hasn't quoted Morgan's bananas "30 Rock" character sometime this week and I will show you a humorless ghost), but also because he was in a horrific June 2014 car accident that left Morgan with brain damage and severe injuries, while also taking the life of a fellow passenger.
In an interview this June, his first public appearance nearly a year after the accident, Morgan detailed his recovery on "TODAY." During the emotional interview, he vowed to return to the comedy biz just as soon as he was ready.
“When I’m there, you’ll know it. I’ll get back to making you laugh, I promise you," he said.
Come October, he'll be making good on that promise, and we couldn't be happier.
The musical guest for Morgan's episode has not yet been announced.
Video Music Awards host Miley Cyrus will perform emcee duties for the season opener of "Saturday Night Live" on October 3, and Amy Schumer will host the second episode, on October 10.