Tracy Morgan picks up the pieces in a new tour that finds the comedy in catastrophe.
Alive and kickin'! Tracy Morgan brings his Picking up the Pieces tour to Vegas, and only the audience will leave in stitches.
Our worst days are best forgotten, right? But for actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, beloved for his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live and his role as Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock, the multi-car crash in 2014 that placed him in a medically induced coma is fodder for his current tour. “If you spent 10 days in a coma and you got hit by an 18-wheeler going 65 mph, you’re gonna talk about that stuff,” he explains. It’s hard to make sense of an event like this, which took the life of his friend and fellow comedian Jimmy Mack, but that’s what Morgan does in Picking Up the Pieces, which lands at the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre for two days in May. “It’s a tragic thing,” he says. “But what comes out of tragedy? Funny. When I came back, I was either going to give you all a train wreck or a miracle. Due to my family and the doctors and God himself, he gave y’all a miracle.” Despite his ongoing aches and pains, Morgan has found the funny, and he brings humility to his situation by saying the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. “We all fall down, but we get back up. I want to be an inspiration to younger stand-ups.” May 6 and 7, Terry Fator Theatre at Mirage Hotel and Casino, 800-374-9000