Tracy Morgan Half-Apologizes for his Homophobic Rant on David Letterman (Video)

Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The comedian said he apologized to people that 'were bummed out' over jokes he made at a Nashville comedy club in June, but not that he was sorry for saying the words.

Tracy Morgan appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Monday night and discussed his much-maligned comedy routine at a club in Nashville in June, in which he made homophobic comments, saying that he'd stab his son if he were gay.

PHOTOS: Hollywood's biggest blunders

"I apologize to those folks that came to the show and were bummed out," the 30 Rock star said of the ill-received jokes.

STORY: Tina Fey, NBC Apologize for Tracy Morgan Anti-Gay Comments

But, the comedian didn't go so far as to say he felt he'd done wrong, calling the incident "a misunderstanding" and explaining that he is an old-school comic, distancing himself from what he called Comedy Central-style, which he described as "premise, setup, punchline," and instead compared himself to Richard Pryor and George Carlin

STORY: GLAAD, HRC Speak Out on Tracy Morgan's Anti-Gay Comments

Letterman pressed Morgan again, asking, "Did you not say what they were upset about?"

To which, Morgan responded, "I don't remember. That was maybe 50 shows ago." 

Watch the full video below

comments powered by Disqus