Tracy Morgan Does Stand-Up for the First Time Since Deadly 2014 Accident

by Raphael Chestang 1:51 PM PDT, October 13, 2015
Playing Tracy Morgan Does Stand-Up for the First Time Since Deadly 2014 Accident

Tracy Morgan was back in action in New York City on Monday night, performing stand-up for the first time in 16 months.

"My first time on stage in 16 months at the #ComedyCellar!" Morgan tweeted. "Picking up the pieces!"

WATCH: Tracy Morgan Makes Surprise Emmys Appearance With Funny, Heartfelt Speech

Monday's comeback took place just weeks after he attended the Emmys for his first major public appearance since his horrific accident on a New Jersey highway in June 2014.

At the Emmys, the 46-year-old funnyman surprised the audience when he showed up on stage to present the award for Outstanding Drama Series and addressed his recovery progress with a speech that was both heartfelt and humorous.

"Only recently I've started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lotta young women gonna get pregnant at the after party," Morgan joked after being welcomed with a standing ovation.

On June 7, 2014, a Walmart tractor-trailer slammed into the tour bus that the comedian was riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike. The deadly collision left Morgan in a coma and killed his friend and fellow passenger, James McNair.

WATCH: Tracy Morgan Cries in First Interview Since Car Crash

Previously, it looked as though Morgan might never recover from his injuries, but he credits his "amazing doctors" and the support of his family for the miraculous turn of events.

On Oct. 17, Morgan will make his triumphant return to the Saturday Night Live stage to host the show. Get all the details on his incredible recovery in the video below.