Comedian Tracy Morgan will be live at the Crown Theatre Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.
This is one of many stops on his standup comedy tour that will continue throughout the fall of 2018.
Morgan has an impressive track record and a gift for making people laugh. He was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit series “Martin.” From there, he joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1996, where he appeared for seven seasons and created the memorable characters Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellows.
After leaving “Saturday Night Live,” Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series, “The Tracy Morgan Show,” and voiced Spoonie Luv on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers.” His other film credits include “Cop Out,” the remake of the British film “Death at a Funeral, First Sunday” opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams, “The Longest Yard” opposite Adam Sandler, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Head of State,” “Son of No One,” “Why Stop Now” and “Fist Fight.”
Morgan has starred for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock.” He is currently starring in and producing a TBS show, “The Last O. G.” The show has been picked up for a second season.
In 2016, he headlined a nationwide standup tour titled “Picking Up the Pieces,” and in May 2017, his standup special “Staying Alive” was released globally on Netflix.
Morgan has been a part of some of the most successful animated films in recent years. He made his animation debut in 2009 for Jerry Bruckheimer’s “G-Force,” a combined animated/live-action film. The film opened No. 1 in U. S. box offices and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. In 2013, he starred as bulldog Luiz in the film “Rio” and again in April 2014, when he reprised his role in “Rio 2.”
Morgan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class.
He has received an Emmy nomination in the supporting actor category and has been nominated multiple years for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The “30 Rock” cast has won The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Morgan also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016 for hosting an episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
Next, Morgan can be seen alongside Aldis Hodge, Wendi McLendonCovey, Max Greenfield and Taraji P. Henson in the Paramount Players comedy “What Men Want,” which is set to open Jan. 11, 2019.
Tickets for the Sept. 22 show at the Crown cost $35, $50, $75 and $100, and can be purchased online at www.CapeFearTix.com or by phone at 888-257-6208.
Photo: Tracy Morgan