If you watch the video below, it will tug on your heartstrings a little because this seems to be one of Tracy Morgan’s first speech since his accident. Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance after the accident at the Emmys Awards in 2015.
Earlier last year, Morgan and his friend and comedian James McNair, was in a car crash that landed Morgan in a coma for multiple days. Once Morgan stepped out on the Emmy stage everyone in the room stood up and you can feel the love and warmth. Morgan’s attention getter was an illustration that had a pathos appeal. Morgan quoted his friend, Jimmy Kimmel, said “We’ll see you back here, next year, Tracy Morgan”. I would say this speech was informative because Morgan briefly went over what happened to him and although people were already filled in, people did not hear Morgan’s side of the story until he was able to tell what happened.
Since the subject was so serous Morgan put in multiple funny jokes especially at the end. The audience response, which was laughter showed that they were paying attention and listening to Morgan words. Morgan’s speech seemed to be memorized but with him adapting to the audience so well he might have been giving the audience and extemporaneous speech.
Tracy Morgan has showed the public how to handle a traumatic accident and not only acknowledge but allow his situation to help him get back on his feet. Sadly, Morgan’s friend James McNair died as a result of the accident.