Started Out: Performing in New York City nightclubs alongside other acts such as Bob Dylan and Woody Allen. Big Break: Playing the role of a drug-addict piano player in 1972's 'Lady Sings the Blues.' Factoid: The release of his third comedy album, 'That Nigger's Crazy,' in 1974 led to a Grammy for best comedy album.
Started Out: Appearing on the sitcom 'Martin,' where he played 'Hustle Man.' Big Break: Morgan's claim to fame came in 1996 when he began appearing on 'Saturday Night Live.' Factoid: Andrew Dice Clay inspired Morgan to pursue comedy.