Tracy Morgan Returns To Stand-Up Comedy For First Time Since Accident

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This coming Saturday (October 17), Tracy Morgan will make his return to host “SNL.” Not only is the former cast member returning to his NBC alma mater, he is making a public, televised performance following a June, 2014 accident that nearly cost him his life. One of Tracy’s friends and peers, James McNair, did not survive the New Jersey Turnpike accident that’s resulted in a major, undisclosed settlement with Wal-Mart (whose driver caused the auto collision).

However, the “30 Rock” star and prominent film actor is not simply waiting for Saturday. Morgan made an impromptu stand-up appearance at New York City’s famed Comedy Cellar last night (October 12). Sixteen months following the near-fatal accident, the Bronx-born, Brooklyn-raised comedian officially returned to his passion.

Although no cameras captured the performance, the 46 year-old publicly spoke of the milestone return:

Do you anticipate a full stand-up special follow-up to 2011’s Tracy Morgan: Black & Blue?

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