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Tracy Morgan brings unapologetically explicit act to Tampa

Published:   |   Updated: April 20, 2013 at 04:15 PM

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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 hes 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 isnt like television; its 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 dont like it, Im 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 hes 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. Im a comic and I have to do what I know. Im 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.

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