TRACY MORGAN IS BACK AT THE APOLLO AND BACK AT COMEDY CENTRAL®
FOR THE NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE OF
“TRACY MORGAN: BLACK AND BLUE” ON SUNDAY, MAY 13 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 – Tracy Morgan isn’t afraid to get dirty when he returns to COMEDY CENTRAL in the network television premiere of “Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue,” airing Sunday, May 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In this outrageous new special filmed at the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem, Morgan brings his irrepressibly raunchy personality to topics including getting older, national security, and of course, women. Fans of his colorful brand of comedy will not be disappointed as he recounts meeting the President, how a fast food employee lets him know he’s made it, and how an excess of rejection can lead to some dire consequences, all with his no-holds-barred delivery style.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, the COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Web site will feature preview clips from the special.
Tracy Morgan is an Emmy®-nominated comedian and actor currently starring on NBC’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning “30 Rock.” A stand-up comic who has headlined across the country, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as “Hustleman” on the hit comedy series “Martin.” He went on to join “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellows.” After leaving “SNL,” Morgan starred in his own comedy series, “The Tracy Morgan Show,” as well as voice “Spoonie Luv” on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Crank Yankers.”
Morgan recently appeared in the crime-thriller “The Son of No One,” with Al Pacino and Channing Tatum; he also stars in the upcoming “Predisposed,” an official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Additional film credits include “Cop Out,” “Death at a Funeral,” “Superhero Movie,” and “The Longest Yard.” Morgan also has lent his voice to several animated features, including “G-Force” and “Rio.”
In 2009, Morgan released his first book, “I Am The New Black,” a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career. That same year he also headlined the famed “New York Comedy Festival,” which featured acclaimed comedians including Bill Maher, Andy Samberg, and Patton Oswalt.
“Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue” is executive produced by Morgan, Dave Becky and David Miner, produced by Pat Tourk Lee and John Moffitt, and directed by John Moffitt.
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