Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is a mama's boy

It was evident from his phone interview last Tuesday when he paused the conversation for a moment. Sure enough, Mom was on the other line. Tracy Morgan, who will be performing at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute next weekend, said he's a family man at heart. A homebody who likes nothing more but to relax. "Just being with my kids, being with my lady, hanging out at home," he said, calling from his home. "I don't like doing anything else. Just hanging out at home, playing with my snake, feeding my fish." Yes, you heard right. Morgan owns a pet snake.

"I have a Red Tail Columbian Boa," said the former "Saturday Night Live" star. "She's beautiful too. She's like six-feet long. Had her since she was a baby." Be assured that Morgan's precious boa won't be making the trek with him to McCurdy's for his four performances on Friday and Saturday, but hopefully his sense of humor will. "I look forward to coming in here and rocking," he said. "I'm excited." Don't expect the "30 Rock" celebrity to do any of his famous "SNL" skits, though — no Brian Fellow or Astronaut Jones.

If you go

Who: Tracy Morgan When: 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute, 3333 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Tickets: $35 and $39 Information: 925-3869