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2015-08-18 09:02

New York - Tracy Morgan is coming home to Saturday Night Live as guest host on 17 October.

His appearance also promises to be a coming-out party for the former SNL cast member and star of 30 Rock, who has been recuperating from injuries he suffered in a June 2014 crash that also killed a fellow comedian when their limousine was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.

This past June, Morgan was interviewed on the Today show in his first public appearance since the accident. At that time, he said, "I can't wait to get back to (comedy), but right now, my goal is just to heal and get better. Because I'm not 100 percent yet. I'm not. And when I'm there, you'll know it. I'll get back to making you laugh. I promise you."

NBC on Monday also announced that on 3 October, Miley Cyrus will return as host for a third time to kick off the 41st SNL season.

Then on 10 October, Amy Schumer will make her hosting debut. Schumer is coming off her summer box office hit, Trainwreck, for which she served as both star and writer. She stars in the Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, and in an upcoming HBO comedy special Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo.

Musical guests for these SNL editions will be announced later.

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