A month after his tearjerking appearance at the Emmys, Tracy Morgan has gone back to work doing stand-up. He announced on Twitter last night:
— Tracy Morgan (@RealTracyMorgan) October 13, 2015
Judah Friedlander, his 30 Rock co-star, was in the audience:
— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) October 13, 2015
Morgan appeared at the Comedy Cellar and The Stand last night. This is just prior to his return to the Saturday Night Live stage, where he'll host this coming weekend.
Followed Tracy Morgan's amazing first time back on stage. Now I can answer the question "how do you go up after a triumph of human spirit"?
— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 13, 2015
Morgan was critically injured and in a coma for two weeks after a dozing Wal-Mart truck driver barreled into a Mercedes Benz van carrying him, fellow comedians, and assistants on the NJ Turnpike last year. One of the passengers, comedian James McNair, died. Morgan settled with Wal-Mart, and said in an interview in June, "I can't believe I'm here. I can't believe I'm in front of you. I can't believe I'm just here, and just seeing the tragedy that happened. It touches me." He added, "I love comedy. I'll never stop loving her. I love comedy and I can't wait to get back to her, but right now my goal is just to heal and get better because I'm not 100 percent yet, I'm not. And when I'm there, you'll know it. I'll get back to making you laugh. I promise you."
According to TMZ, "We're told he absolutely destroyed both shows, as he prepped to host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. We're told the crowds were very small ... [the club] and absolutely prohibited any recording."