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Tracy Morgan Returns To Stand Up Comedy 16 Months After His Tragic Accident — Is He Ready For His Saturday Night Live Hosting Stint?!
Tracy Morgan's back to work!
On Monday night, the 30 Rock star made his triumphant return to stand up comedy for gigs at the Comedy Cellar and The Stand in New York — over a year after a tragic car accident that left him in a coma.
He's filming again and looks AH-Mazing!
Shooting a scene for the upcoming comedy, the recovered Saturday Night Live alum sported what looked like some kind of coach uniform — with a whistle and EVERYTHING!
The 46-year-old is playing a high school faculty member who teaches alongside Andy, an English teacher played by Charlie Day!
The film centers around Day and Ice Cube, whose menacing character thinks the mild-mannered Andy is trying to get him fired — so he challenges his colleague to a schoolyard fist fight!
By the looks of Tracy's costume, he's either playing a gym teacher, or maybe just coaching Day's character on how to take a hit! Either way, we're sure hilarity will ensue!
We're so happy to see the comedian back to work and having fun on set!
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The comedian, whose secret appearance was kept under wraps for weeks, surprised the audience with a funny yet heartfelt speech that received a standing ovation!
That weekend, the controversial TV chef reportedly ran into Morgan in the lobby of their hotel in El Lay, and took a selfie with him!
Luckily, Morgan's publicists intervened before the Dancing With The Stars contestant's photo could hit the interwebs and spoil the fact he was in town for the show!
Since the award show, the 46-year-old is already back in business! It's been reported that Tracy is in talks to star alongside Ice Cube and Charlie Day in the upcoming comedy Fist Fight!
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Tracy Morgan's Emmys Speech Criticized By Family Of Friend Who Was Killed In Accident For Forgetting To Honor His 'Mentor'
It's been 15 months since the Saturday Night Live alum's horrific car accident which resulted in the death of his longtime friend James McNair, AKA Uncle Jimmy Mack. So sad!
James was the only fatality after a Walmart truck crashed into the comedian's limo in New Jersey — and it appears the deceased's family has blasted the 30 Rock actor for not mentioning his late mentor in Sunday's speech.
In a recent interview, Uncle Jimmy Mack's sister Pamela stated:
Watch Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, & Mary J. Blige Have A Dance Party In This Apple Music Commercial!
That's exactly how we imagine it!
There's no doubt that the Emmys were AH-Mazing last night.
But there may have been one thing during the awards that stole the show — Apple Music's commercial!
Of course the commercial was advertising Apple Music's "For You" feature which recommends songs for you based on your preferences and listening history.
Sure, that's fine and all, but let's get back to Taraji, Kerry, and Mary dancing and jamming out! And don't worry, there are supposed to be two more commercials with the ladies dropping this week!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazingly talented ladies rock out together (below) as we dream that this is what really happens when they hang!
The 30 Rock star made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Emmys to present the award for Outstanding Drama Series!
Tracy was somber and grateful as he explained how thankful he was to have survived his accident and eight-day coma…
Well, at first anyway. Then he got right back to being his HIGHlarious self!
Driver Who Crashed Into Tracy Morgan's Car & Killed The Comedian's Friend Wants Criminal Charges Dismissed
The driver who caused the deadly car accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan wants all criminal charges against him dropped!
Kevin Roper, who was driving a truck for Walmart and hadn't slept in 28 hours when he caused a multi-vehicle crash on June 7, 2014, wants to walk free from criminal prosecution, according to his lawyer.
Roper seriously injured Morgan — the comedian was in a wheelchair for more than five months after the wreck — and killed Morgan's friend, James "Uncle Jimmy Mack" McNair.
Now, Roper's lawyer David Jay Glassman has told reporters his client doesn't wish to face criminal prosecution, arguing that Roper won't get a fair trial due to extensive national media coverage about the crash: