GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gator Growl 2012 will feature Saturday Night Live alumnus and Emmy-nominated 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan as the comedic talent for this year’s event, held on November 9 at 7 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Tracy Morgan rose to fame as a regular cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1996 and played characters such as Brian Fellow and Astronaut Jones until he left the show in 2003. He was also known on the show for his impressions of celebrities Mike Tyson, Mr. T and Star Jones.
Recently, Morgan has starred on the popular NBC sitcom 30 Rock as character Tracy Jordan. His character was named one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years by Entertainment Weekly.
Morgan has also starred in several feature films including the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard, 2005’s Are We There Yet? and 2010’s Cop Out. He also provided voice over work for the animated featured films G-Force and Rio.
Morgan will join country superstar Josh Turner as the featured performers for this year’s event. In addition to these two superstars, this year’s event will also feature fireworks, the Para-Commandos skydiving team, as well as the Dazzlers, UF cheerleaders and the Gator football team’s senior members.
The theme of Gator Growl 2012 is “United We Growl” and the show will be honoring both the Florida Gators and the United States military on the eve of Veterans Day Weekend.
Tickets for Gator Growl 2012 are $15 for students and $25 for alumni and guests. They can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.gatorgrowl.org. To purchase a $25 tax-deductible ticket for a wounded veteran and their family through the Wounded Warrior Project you can also visit www.gatorgrowl.org.
Gator Growl marks the culmination of UF’s homecoming festivities and brings together students, alumni, staff and faculty. The theme of Gator Growl 2012 is “United We Growl” and the show will be honoring both the Florida Gators and the United States military on the eve of Veterans Day Weekend.