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Tracy Morgan returns to comedy after horror smash

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TRACY Morgan has returned to comedy.

The '30 Rock' actor performed two stand-up gigs at the Comedy Cellar and The Stand Up in New York City, 16 months after he was involved in a horror car crash which left him with a traumatic brain injury and a broken leg.

Tracy received a standing ovation from the entire audience after he "absolutely destroyed both shows", which was in preparation for his appearance as the host of an upcoming episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' according to TMZ.

The funnyman's return to stand-up comes less than three weeks after he made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles to present the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tracy - who wed partner Megan Wollover in August - said: "I miss you guys so much. Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage that we'll see you back here next year Tracy Morgan.

"Well, thanks to my amazing doctors and the support of my family and my beautiful new wife, I'm here standing on my own two feet. It's been a long road back, I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days."

He added: "(When I woke up) I was just ecstatic to learn I wasn't the one who messed up."

The 46-year-old star was left fighting for his life last year after he was involved in a freak car accident in New Jersey, which tragically killed his friend James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair.

Doctors were convinced Tracy would never be able to walk again unassisted and couldn't say for sure whether he'd make a full recovery considering the extent of his brain injury.

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