Tracy Morgan's Next Comedy Special Will Debut on Netflix

According to Netflix, the show will find the comedian "exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality" after his near-fatal traffic accident in 2014. Today Netflix announced that Tracy Morgan is the latest stand up comedy superstar to join the list of legends. What's more, Seinfeld's own Jerry Seinfeld recently signed a deal transferring his popular Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series from Crackle to Netflix - that, and two stand-up specials of his own. Staying Alive will be launched globally on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This includes Morgan's recovery from a traumatic brain injury, learning how to walk again and tackling new challenges in life.

The special will focus on Morgan's return to comedy following a tragic accident in 2014 that left him with a slim chance of living, the reports say. He hosted Saturday Night Live in October 2015. Joining the line-up is Tracy Morgan.

Trevor Noah just released a new special on Netflix on February 21, and Netflix finishes the month with a new specials from Mike Birbiglia on Feb. 28. He also starred as the unpredictable Tracy Jordan for seven seasons on NBC comedy "30 Rock", which was inspired by "SNL". Earlier this week, Netflix announced a deal with Louis C.K. that added him to a herd of high-profile comedians in the Netflix stable that include Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and nearly literally too many others to name.

  • Salvatore Jensen