Tracy Morgan Returns to Stand-Up With New Netflix Special
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has slowly made his way back, both personally and professionally, following a near-fatal traffic collision in 2014. In the years since, he has made returns to his old SNL stomping grounds, including as host in 2015 and most recently a few weeks ago when he cameoed as one of Beyoncé's in utero twins. The former 30 Rock star has a number of current and future acting projects in line, including the just-released feature film Fist Fight, an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic (he'll play Redd Foxx), a forthcoming TBS series and more. And now, Morgan's much-anticipated return to stand-up comedy will be in a May 16 Netflix special appropriately called Staying Alive.
Shot before a packed house at New Jersey's landmark Count Basie Theatre, Staying Alive finds Morgan exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality following his devastating accident. From coping with a traumatic brain injury and learning to walk again, to "falling for" his physical therapist and deciding that maybe getting older isn't such a bad thing.
Morgan joins the ranks of a number of notable comedians who have made Netflix their home for comedy specials, including Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K.
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Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Available May 16, NetflixAlertMe