Mere months after he appeared on “Today” and spoke publicly for the first time about the traumatic crash that left him with brain trauma and killed his comedic mentor, prolific comedian and actor Tracy Morgan is slated to host an episode of Saturday Night Live next season. 

Morgan rose to fame as a cast member of SNL from 1996 to 2003, famous for characters like Brian Fellows and Astronaut Jones. Later, Morgan received an Emmy nomination for his performance as Tracy Jordan in NBC’s “30 Rock,” helmed by fellow SNL alum Tina Fey. The show, which he will host on October 17, will be his first performance since the crash. When he appeared on “Today” in June, Morgan displayed signs of struggling with memory and other cognition, stemming from the brain trauma; the crash put Morgan in a coma and threatened to derail his performing career. 

(H/t USA Today