Tracy Morgan to Release New Stand-Up Special
“Staying Alive” drops May 16 on NetflixFebruary 24, 2017
It was announced Friday that Tracy Morgan will be the next comedian to release a stand-up special on Netflix. “Staying Alive,” Tracy’s first special since his near-fatal traffic collision in 2014, hits the streaming service on May 16.
Recorded during his performance at New Jersey’s Count Basie Theater during 2016’s “Picking Up the Pieces” tour, “Staying Alive” sees Tracy discussing “his fresh take on life, career and mortality,” according to the Netflix description. It covers everything from how he coped with traumatic brain injury, to his rehabilitation struggles, to his thoughts on getting old.
After a gradual return to the spotlight, including a “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig in 2016, Tracy appears to be back in full force. He recently starred in the film “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube.
Tracy becomes the latest in an increasingly long line of stand-up comedy’s heaviest hitters to land at Netflix, following Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, and Louis C.K. Tracy, of course, sat down with Howard in August 2016 to discuss his recovery, which you can check out here.
Read more about “Staying Alive” here.