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EXCLUSIVE: Tracy Morgan Jokes About Scary Wal-Mart Truck Accident During Surprise Return to Stand-Up

by Alex Ungerman 1:30 PM PDT, September 12, 2016
Photo: Instagram via @theovon

Tracy Morgan has still got it!

The Saturday Night Live alum made a surprise return to stand-up at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he joked about his scary 2014 car accident, in which a Wal-Mart truck struck the limo bus Morgan was riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike. The comedian was seriously injured in the crash, and his friend, comedy writer James McNair, was killed.

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A source tells ET that the set was unplanned, but that Morgan was in very high spirits while talking and taking pictures with fans at the comedy venue.

The crowd erupted when the 30 Rock star took the stage at around 9 p.m., after a fellow comedian offered him a shout out.

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Morgan's set was mostly off-the-cuff, and he did mention that he still shops at Wal-Mart, joking that they've had to "roll their prices up" to cover his settlement.

Theo Von, host of the podcast Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss, snapped a pic of the 47-year-old actor's set, captioned, "The angel returns!!@realtracymorgan @thecomedystore #WelcomeBack."

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The angel returns!! @realtracymorgan @thecomedystore #WelcomeBack

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Von gushed to ET about the surprise set, saying, "It was like seeing an Angel. When he smiled that Tracy smile, the whole room felt graced. God is good for giving us back Tracy Morgan."

Meanwhile, Morgan talked to ET's Leanne Aguilera at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards -- Morgan is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his SNL hosting appearance -- where he opened up about his survival and recovery from the tragic accident.

"It means everything," Morgan said of his nomination. "I came back from a place that nobody probably thought I was going to come back from."

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"This is for all the survivors and my boy Jimmy Mac, and it means a lot to me," he added. "It really means a lot to me just to be alive."

As for what's next, Morgan said that he's taking things one day at a time, explaining, "What's next at this point?... Tomorrow!"

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That's a great outlook to have!

Watch the video below to see Morgan recall how his wife and daughter were almost with him in the accident.

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