Comedian Tracy Morgan, who is appearing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Sunday, makes no apologies about his explicit style of stand-up, which caused some critics to label it as offensive. And he’s happy to refer them to an online disclaimer.
“PC is killing comedy,” the 44-year-old comedian said during a telephone interview from South Beach, where he was headlining a show. “My show isn’t like television; it’s an autobiographical experience. I talk about what I know and what I saw growing up in the ghetto. If it makes some people uncomfortable and they don’t like it, I’m sorry.”
He spent eight seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” and seven seasons on the Emmy-award winning NBC comedy series “30 Rock,” where he received an Emmy nomination for his role as unpredictable actor Tracy Jordan.
He calls his time on “30 Rock,” “The prime of my life.”
Morgan says he’s focusing now on his stand-up career. And despite what critics might say, he plans to stay true to himself and his comedy.
“I want people to come and laugh and have a good time,” he adds. “I’m a comic and I have to do what I know. I’m not going to change.”
Morgan will perform 8 p.m. Sunday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Tickets are $67 and available at www.ticketmaster.com.