Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz joined New York magazine as television critic in January 2012; he reviews for both the print magazine and New York’s entertainment site Vulture.com.
Seitz was previously television critic for Salon; he has also been TV critic for the Star-Ledger and a film critic for The New York Times, New York Press and Dallas Observer, where he as a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in criticism. He is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays.
Seitz has made appearances on CBS This Morning, CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC, among other outlets.
Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. Last year, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces and this May his stand up special Staying Alive was released globally on Netflix. Morgan will next be seen in the TBS show “The Last OG” which he will star in and executive produce, and air in April 2018.Read More
From his work on 30 Rock, Morgan has received an Emmy Nomination in the Supporting Actor category and been nominated multiple years for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The 30 Rock cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” The beloved series came to an end in January 2013. Outside of the show, Morgan also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a comedy series in 2016 for hosting an episode of SNL.
In April 2014, Morgan released a standup special for Comedy Central, titled Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide, which brought Comedy Central one of its largest viewership for a standup special that year. Previously, his first stand up special was titled Black & Blue and released on HBO in 2010. Another milestone for Morgan was reached in 2009 with the release of his first book, a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career entitled I Am The New Black.
Morgan has also had the opportunity to be a part of some of the most successful animated films in recent years. In 2009, he made his animation debut lending his voice for Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, a combination live-action/CG film. The film opened number one in US box offices and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. In 2013, he starred as the bulldog, Luiz, in the film Rio and again in April 2014 when he reprised his role in Rio 2. Morgan’s voice can also be heard in the Oscar-nominated film, Boxtrolls, as one of the film’s antagonist, Mr. Gristle.
Morgan has headlined across the country and abroad on various tours and festivals for his stand-up comedy. He was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series Martin. He went on to join Saturday Night Live in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellows.” After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series The Tracy Morgan Show and voiced “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. Additional film credits include: Cop Out, the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral, First Sunday opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams, The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Head of State, Son of No One, Why Stop Now and Fist Fight.
Morgan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife their daughter.