The iconic NBC comedy franchise Saturday Night Live will celebrate the start of Season 41 on Oct. 3 with Miley Cyrus returning as host for a third time. The Grammy Award-nominated and chart-topping artist will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30. On Oct. 10, Amy Schumer will make her SNL hosting debut.
Amy Schumer is coming off her summer box office hit, Trainwreck, in which she both wrote and starred. She stars in the TV series, Inside Amy Schumer, and her upcoming comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo, premieres Oct. 17. Tracy Morgan will return to Studio 8H on Oct. 17 for his second time as host.
As a former cast member, Tracy Morgan earned acclaim for his seven seasons on SNL and was Emmy nominated for his role on the award-winning comedy series 30 Rock. The hosting gig will also mark Tracy Morgan's return to television after a horrific car accident last summer that claimed the life of comedian Jimmy Mack, and put Tracy Morgan in critical condition.
The car crash was caused by a Wal-Mart semi truck driver who crashed into the limo Tracy Morgan was riding in, while he was going approximately 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike. The National Transportation and Safety Board's investigation revealed that the truck driver, Kevin Roper, had been awake for 28 consecutive hours and his sleep deprivation was determined to be the cause of the accident. Tracy Morgan was in a coma for two weeks following the accident, also suffering head trauma, a broken leg and broken ribs.
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