Tracy Morgan may be no stranger to dropping jaws with his tongue-in-cheek humor, but his unexpected coronavirus jokes on Tuesday’s ‘Today Show’ (April 7) didn’t exactly garner the chuckle he may have been looking for.
Hot on the promo trail in support of the season 3 premiere of his wildly popular TBS comedy ‘The Last O.G.,’ the comedian was quizzed on how his family is staying safe during the global health crisis. He responded by informing resident anchor Hoda Kotb that he and his wife are using the quarantine time to spice up their sex life.
“We’re role playing,” he said. “She’s playing a young maiden whose grandfather was infected with coronavirus & I’m scientist who discovered the cure.”
Needless to say, morning TV viewers found the commentary inappropriate. See some of their responses inside:
It’s never a dull moment when @TracyMorgan is on! Watch the full interview with the comedy star who talks about coronavirus and dealing with the unknown, “We all got to pull together as people,” he says. pic.twitter.com/nVG8DjAxg2
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 7, 2020
The backlash comes just a day after Morgan took to ‘Seth Meyers’ to deliver the same joke. Maybe it went over better there because it was late night.
Start at 3:00 mark: