At the start of his recent Netflix special, “Staying Alive,” Tracy Morgan doesn’t waste any time addressing his near-death experience, when a car he was in collided with a Wal-Mart truck; he broke his nose, a leg and ribs in the crash and sustained a traumatic brain injury. “Could have been worse,” he said. “I could’ve got hit by a Bob’s Discount Furniture truck.” Recovering from the 2014 accident, with a healthy settlement, he has not only emerged every bit as strong as a comic, but he’s also incorporated the experience into his act.
Mr. Morgan, who stars in a new TBS comedy “The Last O.G.,” which makes its premiere this fall, has always been an effortlessly funny performer, equally at ease onstage or on a talk show. He finishes a short stint at Caroline’s on Broadway on Sunday, Aug. 20, where chances are he finds as many laughs in spontaneous tangents as in his material. (carolines.com.)
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