NEW YORK (AP) — After renewing his comedy career with appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and at the Emmy Awards, Tracy Morgan will embark on a nationwide stand-up tour this winter.
The “Tracy Morgan: Picking up the Pieces” tour is set to begin Feb. 5 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, it was announced Tuesday.
Morgan was in a coma for two weeks following a June 2014 accident, when a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike crashed into the back of a van he was riding in. Comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.
Morgan made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards last month, with a more substantive turn as guest host on Oct. 17 of NBC’S “Saturday Night Live,” the show where he was once a cast member. In one sketch, he was joined by his fellow cast members of “30 Rock,” Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer.
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“People are wondering, ‘Can he speak? Does he have 100 percent mental capacity?'” he said in his opening monologue. “The truth is, I never did. I might even be a few points higher.”
Morgan was unavailable for comment about his concert tour, although in a news release he described it as getting back on a bike after falling down — “you don’t forget where the pedals are.”
His bookings, from February until the end of May, include some cold-weather gigs: Vermont and Ontario in February. But he does have two dates in Hawaii in early April.
He will perform three shows in New Jersey, including at a theater in New Brunswick, about 20 miles north of where the accident happened.