Tracy Morgan's raunchy Carnegie Hall performance in New York City over the weekend was reportedly marred by numerous walkouts. The Daily News, the first to report the story, says many in the audience "walked out in disgust" only minutes after the 30 Rock comedian's homophobic, XXX "comedy" routine:
"People seemed to not be laughing at his jokes, but more because they were shocked and appalled with what was coming out of his mouth,” reports one audience member. Morgan talked trash about homosexuality (saying it’s “a choice,” which drew gasps), drugs, pornography and what he calls “politricks” — far edgier subjects than what his alter ego, Jordan, gets air time for. "There was a continuous flow of people getting up and leaving throughout the show," our spy reports, adding that many in the crowd clearly didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. Middle-aged women were the most flabbergasted when he started mimicking explicit sex acts on stage.
The Huffington Post adds a little more color, describing Morgan's routine that included highly scatological "jokes" involving rimming and buying a glass coffee table to "watch" his wife do Number 2. One HuffPo reader writes: "I'm an aspiring standup and I went to the show cause I love Tracy on SNL, 30 Rock, etc. To call it a disappointment would be THE understatement of the century."
In 2005, Morgan played a cross-dressing, effeminate, gay inmate in the remake of The Longest Yard. Clay Cane has described that as one of the all-time gay roles by straight actors "we could have lived without".