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Tracy Morgan’s next chapter: I’m funnier than before the accident

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York.
In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York.

He’s back. And Tracy Morgan is more than ready for his Hard Rock Live performance on Saturday night. But a little less than two years ago — June 7, 2014 — Morgan was left in a coma after his car was rear-ended on the New Jersey Turnpike by a Walmart truck.

After months of rehab, Morgan made an amazing recovery. The 47-year-old SNL vet told Rolling Stone in March that he only suffers occasional headaches and memory issues, the result of a traumatic brain injury. And yes, his skills as a comic are still intact. Morgan said that after coming back from the brink, he may be even more entertaining than ever.

“Maybe when I was in heaven,” Morgan told the magazine, “Richard Pryor said something to me. I feel funnier than I ever felt.” Morgan is set to play Redd Foxx in an upcoming Pryor biopic.

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