April 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM ET
Comedian Tracy Morgan is no stranger to controversies, especially when they arise from his stand-up shows. And now he is offering advice to his fellow "30 Rock" alum Alec Baldwin, who's had a few run-ins with the paparazzi since the sitcom ended.
"Chill out, raise your family and enjoy your wife and daughter," Morgan told his former co-star via an interview in The New York Times. "The paparazzi do what they do, man. They have a job too."
Morgan, who currently voices bulldog Luiz in the animated feature "Rio 2," said that while once the actor was concerned about the comedian's life, "Now I'm concerned about the structure of (Baldwin's) life."
"He's getting fired from TV shows," Morgan said, referencing Baldwin's short-lived "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," which lasted only a few episodes. "He had about six fights since we left '30 Rock,' you know. I'm worried about him. I mellowed out, my daughter mellowed me out, and I don't get mad at anyone."
Morgan welcomed his first daughter, Maven, with his fiancee in July. Baldwin also has a baby girl, Carmen, who was born a month later. Since the actor's most recent tiff with the tabloid press, Baldwin wrote in a February essay that he was saying, "Goodbye, public life," and possibly moving away from New York.
Morgan, who has a stand-up show called "Bona Fide" coming up on Comedy Central, also said that things aren't how they used to be, and "people take themselves way too seriously."
After being criticized in 2011 for joking that he'd stab his son if his child told him he were gay, he learned something important. "I learned that things are different now," Morgan said. "Everybody is supersensitive. We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say."
"Bona Fide" premieres April 20 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.