Comic Tracy Morgan helps get the new year off to a spirited start at Rochester Institute of Technology. Morgan performs at RIT at 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 in Clark Gymnasium.
A member of the Saturday Night Live cast for seven years, Morgan is most often remembered for sketches such as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet.” He has lent his voice to characters on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers and has hosted the standup comedy series Comedy Groove. His new primetime sitcom, The Tracy Morgan Show, recently debuted on NBC.
Born and raised in New York City, Morgan is a stand-up comedian, actor and sketch-comedy player. He continues to work in the national stand-up comedy circuit while appearing on television and in feature films. His TV credits also include Def Comedy Jam and Martin.
Morgan appeared in a featured role in the recent film Head of State and his film credits include A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Half Baked, the independent feature 30 Years to Life, How High and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Morgan is married, has three children and lives in the Bronx, N.Y., when not filming The Tracy Morgan Show in Los Angeles.
Tickets—$20 for the public—are for sale at the candy counter and game room in the Student Alumni Union. Call 475-2239 to order by credit card. The performance is sponsored by the College Activities Board and is part of RIT’s homecoming week activities, Jan. 29 to Feb. 1.
Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.