Tracy Morgan returning to Dover Downs

DOVER — Comedian Tracy Morgan will make a return appearance at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m., in what is sure to be an emotional performance.

Tracy Morgan brings his "Picking up the Pieces" tour to Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Oct. 14.

Tracy Morgan brings his “Picking up the Pieces” tour to Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Oct. 14. (Submitted photo/Paul Mobley)

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday and can be purchased online at doverdowns.com or by calling 800-711-5882. Prices range from $35 to-$65.

Mr. Morgan, the “Saturday Night Live,” and “30 Rock” veteran, was critically injured on a New Jersey highway on June 7, 2014, returning from a show at Dover Downs,  when the limo bus he was riding in was struck by a tractor-trailer.

Fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash and the accident left Mr. Morgan in critical condition. He spent more than a month in the hospital and a rehabilitation clinic recovering from his injuries, which included a broken leg, nose and ribs.

On March 11 of this year. Mr. Morgan made his first trip back to Delaware when he brought his “Picking up the Pieces” tour to Wilmington’s Playhouse.

In 2009, Mr. Morgan received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “30 Rock.”

A past nominee for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award, Mr. Morgan penned the book “I Am The New Black” in 2009, and released a standup special for Comedy Central titled “Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide” in 2014.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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