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Louis C.K. asks TMZ to take down Tracy Morgan crash video

Louis C.K. has lent his voice — or, more accurately, his tweets — to a campaign asking TMZ to take down video of the car wreck that critically injured Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and others — and killed comedian James McNair.

On Wednesday, Fuqua’s daughter asked the site to take down the video, which showed her father being pulled unconscious from the wreckage. “I need help to get TMZ to remove the video of the accident that shows my dad being pulled from the truck and laid down to the side,” she wrote on Instagram. “This something no one should ever see, it’s hurtful and distasteful.” She added: “This is hurting my heart so bad that this video is posted for all to see. No one should see my father this way.”

Louis C.K. followed suit with a series of tweets: READ FULL STORY

Celebs share well wishes and prayers for Tracy Morgan on Twitter

News that comedian Tracy Morgan was in critical condition in a New Jersey hospital Saturday morning following a six-car accident left fans and friends reeling. Many took to Twitter to wish the former 30 Rock star and SNL alum a full recovery. READ FULL STORY

Seinfeld, Stewart, Fey & more salute insult master Don Rickles: The night's best jokes

“On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby — and Don Rickles,” Jerry Seinfeld declared at the top of Tuesday’s all-star tribute to legendary insult comic Rickles. The show — taped two days before Rickles’ 88th birthday — will air on Spike TV Wednesday, May 28.

Clearly, the biggest names in comedy agree with Seinfeld’s assessment. The evening, filmed in Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater, included tributes and mini-roasts of “the Merchant of Venom” from Bob Newhart, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and David Letterman, as well as some good-natured ribbing from Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro (who worked with Rickles on 1995’s Casino), and a truly bizarre, rambling reminiscence from Johnny Depp. (The general gist: When they first met, Rickles didn’t make fun of Depp — and the actor’s had a complex about it ever since.)

Give or take a few old-fashioned groaners — blame These Changing Times, which make the sort of racial humor Rickles often employed feel outdated — the event was packed with laughs from beginning (when Newhart, who’s been best pals with Rickles since the dawn of time, dropped in via video) to end (when Rickles finally got a chance to fire back). Even more impressive: The octogenarian, famous for improvising putdowns, apparently performed his final set  without the help of either notecards or the teleprompter. Here’s a preview of the night’s funniest gags, in roughly chronological order:

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So, who should replace Stephen Colbert?

Caveat: There’s no guarantee that Comedy Central will program another topical nightly talk show in The Colbert Report‘s place when Stephen Colbert leaves to take over CBS’s Late Show in 2015.

After all, Colbert isn’t just another late night gabfest — it’s a parody of a very specific type of news program, starring a character who’s a very specific caricature of folks like Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. (Limbaugh, naturally, has already spoken out against Colbert’s move to CBS, saying that the network has “declared war on the heartland of America.”) It would be strange and sad to see Comedy Central try to capture similar lightning in a similar bottle by ordering another show that parodies cable news the same way Colbert did.

That said, I can’t see the network scrambling to find a whole week’s worth of new programming for the 11:30 timeslot — and if it’s going to go with another nightly program, some sort of talk show revolving around some sort of central comedic figure would make the most sense. So, with that in mind, here are eight options for Colbert replacements — both realistic and more pie-in-the-sky.

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Tracy Morgan wants David Letterman's job -- VIDEO

Watch your back, Jimmy Fallon: One of your former Saturday Night Live co-stars is gunning for David Letterman’s job.

Tracy Morgan stopped by the Today show Thursday morning, where he told Matt Lauer he’s launching a new campaign: To become CBS’s next late night host. “Jimmy Fallon needs some competition,” he explained. Hold up, everyone. Let’s not dismiss this too quickly — Morgan’s show sounds amazing.

The band: “It would be different every night. It might be Drake one night, it might be Sly and the Family Stone [the next].”

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'30 Rock' cast and crew thank Tina Fey -- VIDEO

Want to pass some eye water? Do you love 30 Rock more than you love eating sharp cheddar cheese in your PJs? Well we’ve got the video for you.

In honor of the series finale of 30 Rock, the cast and crew put together this tribute to Tina Fey where they praise her as a writer, boss, and friend.

Jane Krakowski (who better get her Emmy this year) gives an incredibly heartfelt account of meeting Fey and working with her over the years.

“She has gone through a phase in her career where her light shone so brightly,” Krakowski says, wiping away tears. “And she shared her light with all of us, which is really sweet of her.”

Here’s the video (warning: Don’t watch without weakness tissues): READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is ...

Submitted by Tray:

“Thank you America! That’s our show! Not a lot of people watched it. But the joke’s on you, cause we got paid anyway!”

 Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) on the series finale of 30 Rock

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday Jan. 31 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!

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'30 Rock' cast reminisces on 'Jimmy Fallon' -- VIDEO

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer, all hanging out with Jimmy Fallon and telling behind-the-scenes stories about 30 Rock? And at some point, every one of them does a Tracy Morgan impression?

I want to go to there.

Last night, the principal cast of the celebrated NBC sitcom — 97 Emmy nominations, nerds! — visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, getting together for the first time since 30 Rock‘s wrap party in December. Their whole 26-minute appearance is worth watching, especially for the backstage tidbits. In the first part of the interview, for example, Jordan — er, Morgan — enthuses about that legendary wrap party, likening it to a Caligula-style orgy and saying that it gave him an opportunity to make out with every member of the show’s cast and crew. (Fallon: “Even with Alec?” Morgan: “Especially with Alec! I’m pregnant right now!”)

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Tracy Morgan rants against 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' with Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon’s holiday gifts just keep on comin’!

Holiday pajama-clad Fallon and Tracy Morgan read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” yesterday on Late Night. Well, Fallon read the holiday classic while Morgan, staying true to his 30 Rock alter ego, played the part of Scrooge by making pessimistic and irrelevant side notes. He somehow steered the topic of discussion to pimps, penises, and bedroom activities. Fallon is straight-faced throughout the segment, but struggles to keep his cool once Morgan recites his phallic poem.

Watch the video below (and be prepared for the flood of Saturday Night Live memories): READ FULL STORY

Every awful 'TGS' sketch on '30 Rock,' all in one handy supercut -- VIDEO

“Gaybraham Lincoln.”  “Who Wants to Eat a Dictionary.” A Blaffair to Rememblack, technically a movie starring Tracy Jordan but so funny we’ll let it slide. These are the hacky, wacky sketches that have populated TGS with Tracy Jordan — also know as 30 Rock‘s show-within-a-show — for the past six seasons.

Part of 30 Rock‘s genius is how rarely it shows us the sketch series that’s ostensibly at its center. Very early on, creator Tina Fey realized that watching an actual five-minute “Fart Doctor” sketch would be torture. Hearing a character mention “Fart Doctor” before quickly moving on to something else is a much better strategy; this way, Fey and her writers don’t have to worry about trying to pen both side-splitting sketches and a side-splitting workplace comedy. (If only Aaron Sorkin had done the same thing.)

TGS itself isn’t nearly as funny as the antics of TGS‘s cast and creative team — in fact, judged solely by the following supercut, TGS might be one of the dumbest comedy shows ever created. But in small doses, there’s an idiotic brilliance to it. See for yourself with this video, courtesy of Jest — and don’t forget to tune in for the show’s last season premiere tonight on NBC.

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