It’s not an April Fool’s – trailblazing comedian Tracy Morgan is returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse for an unfiltered night of hilarious stand-up on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 8 pm as part of Barts Tree Service Comedy Series. Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. He’s beloved for his uproarious stand-up shows, but he is best known for his eight-year stint on Saturday Night Live and his starring roles on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock. On 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. Most recently, Morgan can be seen in season four of TBS’s The Last O.G., where he stars while also serving as executive producer. Morgan also recently appeared in Amazon’s Coming 2 America alongside Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. He will star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the upcoming Twins sequel Triplets, which begins filming this Fall. In 2016, Morgan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tracy Morgan has performed impressions of Maya Angelou, Marion Barry, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tito Jackson, Star Jones, Marion “Suge” Knight, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, Della Reese, Busta Rhymes, Mr. T, Mike Tyson, and Tiger Wood’s father Earl. His SNL characters include Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet, Bronx resident Dominican Lou, Astronaut Jones and “Judge Judy” bailiff Bert among many others. Media sponsor for this event is 99.1fm WPLR.
Morgan has also had the opportunity to be a part of some of the most successful animated films in recent years. In 2009, he made his animation debut lending his voice for Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, a combination live-action/CG film. The film opened number one in US box offices and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. In 2013, he starred as the bulldog, Luiz, in the film Rio and again in April 2014 when he reprised his role in Rio 2. Morgan’s voice can also be heard in the Oscar-nominated film, Boxtrolls, as one of the film’s antagonist, Mr. Gristle. Morgan has headlined across the country and abroad on various tours and festivals for his stand up comedy. He 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 went on to star in his own comedy series The Tracy Morgan Show, and voiced “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. Additional film credits include: Cop Out, the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral, First Sunday opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams, The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Head of State, Son of No One, Why Stop Now and Fist Fight.
For more information or to purchase a touchless print at home ticket ($90 – $110) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or visit or call the box office at (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.