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

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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