Tracy Morgan to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Pokes Fun at His Injuries

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Tracy Morgan will be on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend for the first time since he was in a car accident, and no joke is off-limits for the comedian — including ones about the traumatic brain injury he sustained.

"Did I used to work here?" Morgan, an "SNL" cast member from 1996 to 2003, asks current cast member Bobby Moynihan in a promo for Saturday's show. "I can't remember anymore."

He then breaks into laughter.

"Yeah, I remember. I remember everything. Yeah, I remember you owe me $72," he quips to Moynihan.

The return to his comedic roots marks an incredible comeback for Morgan, 46, who was so badly injured in the June 2014 wreck that he once wondered whether he would ever be the same funnyman he was before the accident.

"I wonder how I'm gonna be funny again," a tearful Morgan, holding a walking cane, said in June, in his first appearance to TODAY's Matt Lauer. "Remembering my identity — what do I do?"

The accident on the New Jersey Turnpike killed fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and left Morgan with headaches, memory problems, nose bleeds and broken bones. Morgan was in a coma for eight days.

Morgan, who told Lauer that he "couldn't wait" to make his fans laugh again, has slowly gotten back to work. He appeared at the Emmys this year and has done some stand-up gigs.

Related: Tracy Morgan's Brain Injury: Recovery Can Take Years, Experts Say

Morgan managed to get his signature joke in the promo for Saturday's show: "I'm going to get everyone in this building pregnant."

"That's our Tracy," Moynihan replied.

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