Tracy Morgan gave his first live comedy performance in New York on Saturday night since his now-infamous anti-gay rant earlier this month in Nashville. By all accounts, the performance at Carolines Comedy Club was pretty much controversy-free, but Morgan did address the recent scandal while on stage.
“You’re all sitting here waiting for me say something about the controversy, right?” he said, which the audience cheered and applauded, according to the New York Times. “I’m 42, man, and now all of a sudden I’m homophobic?”
To emphasize the point that he’s not homophobic, Morgan quipped, while laughing: “My father was the lead singer in the Village People. I would sing the ‘Y.M.C.A.’ the loudest. I was sitting right there when he wrote the song, my daddy. The Indian was my godfather.” (Morgan’s relatives aren’t actually members of the Village People.)
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