Comedian, actor, and erotic figurehead Tracy Morgan is best known for his seven-year run on Saturday Night Live, where he nailed impressions of Mike Tyson, Star Jones, and Maya Angelou. Morgan also made a significant impact on the pop cultural development of at least one pubescent Caucasian in this country with his involvement in Def Comedy Jam, Martin, Crank Yankers, and, of course, his unforgettable voice-over role in Farce of the Penguins. He also stars on some show called 30 Rock, playing a certifiably insane sketch comedy actor named Tracy Jordan, thereby plunging himself into the depths of self-referential postmodernism. If his recent spate of television appearances making perfectly coifed daytime talk-show hosts and news anchors hilariously uncomfortable is any indication, his stand-up routine will draw heavily on shirtlessness and screaming, "Somebody's gonna get pregnant!" Don't let his unhinged stage persona fool you: Behind the comedic mask is a sane, tender individual.
Sat., Oct. 27, 8 & 10:15 p.m., 2007