Despite seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and his own sitcom, Tracy Morgan says that stand-up remains his first love. Thats my foundation, he says. Thats what I built my career from. So dont expect the Bronx native to haul out any of his old characters like Astronaut Jones and amateur zoologist Brian Fellow onstage when he plays the Improv this weekend.
Likewise, Morgan says, he has no interest in reviving any of his SNL faves in sure-to-tank movies. I want to build a fan base, he says. I want people to know I do stand-up. That got lost from being on TV for so long.
Thu., June 8, 8 p.m.; June 9-10, 8 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., June 11, 8 p.m.