Tracy Morgan warms up for nationwide tour in Lexington

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Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan will perform at Comedy Off Broadway at the Mall at Lexington Green this weekend.

Morgan, known most recently for his role as Tracy Jordan on “30 Rock” and as a voice in “Rio,” will perform seven shows Thursday through Sunday. On Thursday, the show will start at 7:15 p.m. and the Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows will be held at 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. each night.

“I don’t watch (“Saturday Night Live”) or “30 Rock,” but I think he’s funny because he was in that kids’ movie ‘Rio’ and all I watch are kids’ movies so it tickled me,” Spanish and anthropology senior Kelsey DuLaney said.

Lexington will be the second city Morgan visits as a “warm-up” to his nationwide “Picking Up The Pieces” tour kicking off Feb. 5 in Hammond, Indiana. DuLaney was not surprised to see Lexington as a warm-up stop on the tour that includes New York, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas.

“Kentucky has gotten a lot bigger as a destination for celebrities to come in, I guess because we’re expanding in a lot of different ways and avenues,” DuLaney said.

Morgan was in a nearly fatal car accident in June 2014 that led to him being in a coma for several days. After a long recovery, Morgan hosted “Saturday Night Live,” which he appeared on for seven seasons beginning in 1996, on Oct. 17.

The show will be for those 18 and older only with a one drink minimum.

As of press time, the Comedy Off Broadway website listed ticket sales as closed for all shows except the 9:45 p.m. Sunday show. Tickets for the 9:45 p.m. Sunday show are $38 and can be purchased at