When Tracy Morgan signed up for Twitter last October, the online world went wild. But after about a month of regular updates in his signature scatterbrained style, the comedian went quiet. There’s a reason for that, he tells Metro: “I’ve always been a private person. I’m from the ’hood. You got to understand, I’m from a different generation. I don’t even know how to use a computer, man,” he says. “But if I started using Twitter [again], it’d be X-rated.”
He offers an explicit, 140-character example before admitting he also stays off the microblogging site because he doesn’t want to waste good material. “If they’re getting everything right there on Twitter, they’re not going to come see me do stand-up,” he says. “I like to store information and put it on stage.”
Morgan says he still does stand-up every weekend, even with the production schedule for his award-winning sitcom “30 Rock” and promotional duties for films like “Cop Out” and Friday’s release of “Death at a Funeral.” He’s gearing up for a two- to three-month stand-up tour before “30 Rock” begins filming its fifth season, and he insists his increased success hasn’t slowed him down. “I’m still out there getting girls pregnant,” he says.
In the meantime, he’s doing his best to keep things lively during the exhausting publicity tour for his new film. “Yesterday during the press junket, I pulled out my jockstrap,” he says matter of factly. “Because I wear jock straps. I don’t wear boxers.”