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Tracy Morgan's comedy career

Updated 8:14 AM ET, Tue October 13, 2015
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Actor Tracy Morgan returned to the stage to perform in October after recovering from injuries suffered in a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey in June 2014. The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "30 Rock" star was riding in a limo that was struck by a Walmart truck. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Morgan got his start as a standup comedian, working at Harlem's Apollo Theater before landing his gig on "Saturday Night Live." He was a cast member from 1996 until 2003. In the October 3, 1998, "Big Bernard" skit, Morgan performed with basketball star Shaquille O'Neal. Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU/Getty Images
Tracy Morgan with Maya Rudolph in the "On The Subway" skit on April 13, 2002. Norman Ng/NBC/NBCU/Getty Images
In 2003, Morgan left SNL to start "The Tracy Morgan Show," but it ran for only one season before it was canceled. Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU/Getty Images
Morgan's acting career branched out from television to include movie titles such as "30 Years To Life." Director Vanessa Middleton, left, appeared with Allen Payne and Morgan at the premiere on March 27, 2002. Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images
Morgan and wife Sabina pose on the red carpet during the premiere of "Are We There Yet?" in Los Angeles in January 2005. The couple divorced in 2009 after 23 years of marriage. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Morgan and Tina Fey worked together after SNL on the show "30 Rock." Morgan played Tracy Jordan, a character that was loosely based on himself. Ali Goldstein/NBC/NBCU/Getty Images
"30 Rock" cast members joke around with their award for outstanding comedy series backstage at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. Morgan was also nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. Kevork Djansezian/AP
Morgan starred with Bruce Willis in the 2010 movie "Cop Out." Abbot Genser/Warner Bros/IMDB
Morgan has stirred up controversy with some of his comments in his comedy acts. "I hurt people with this, so from the bottom of my heart I apologize to everybody who I offended with my words on stage," he said in 2011 after an anti-gay rant in one of his shows. Standup comedy should "heal people, not hurt." Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Tracy Morgan promotes his book "I Am The New Black" at Barnes & Noble Union Square on October 22, 2009, in New York. Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images