SXSW: Tracy Morgan to perform at Historic Scoot Inn

“30 Rock” fans, rejoice! You can now live every week like it’s Shark Week—or at least, live one weekend of South by Southwest like it’s Shark Week.

In this March 26, 2011 file photo, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan appears onstage at the The Comedy Awards presented by Comedy Central in New York. Morgan says he's sorry for telling an audience that he would "pull out a knife and stab" his son for being gay. The comedian and "30 Rock" actor apologized Friday, June 10, 2011, to his fans and the gay and lesbian community for what he called "my choice of words" during his June 3 appearance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
In this March 26, 2011 file photo, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan appears onstage at the The Comedy Awards presented by Comedy Central in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

Comedian Tracy Morgan will perform Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Scoot Inn as a part of the Funny or Die Junction tour. The tour features comedy and music, and will feature performances by Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.

Hangout before the show starts at 2 p.m. Monday and is only for SXSW attendees with badges. The show is restricted to ages 21 and up.

Morgan recently started touring and performing again after a bus crash in early 2014 left him in critical condition for several months. He recently appeared in a skit for the Oscars telecast on Sunday and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live” in October of last year.

The second week of SXSW features Judd Apatow and Doug Benson, among others. Check out other SWSW lineups here.

 

David Cross to record comedy special at Moontower; Maya Rudolph added to lineup

Princess photoMoontower Comedy Fest audiences may eventually hear their own guffaws on David Cross’ next comedy special, “Making America Great Again.” The acerbic and thoughtful comic will tape his new special over back-to-back shows at the comedy festival in Austin at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on April 22. Tickets for the David Cross shows at the Paramount Theatre go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at moontowercomedyfest.com.

The festival also announced that Prince cover band, Princess, fronted by “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, will perform at the festival. (Check out their blazing cover of “Darlin Nikki” here.) Individual tickets for the Princess show go on sale Thursday.

The festival begins rolling out individual tickets sales for all the headliners Thursday, with sales spread out over the 11th (Maritn Short, Maria Bamford, Anjelah Johnson presents Bon Qui Qui’s Gold Plated Dreams Tour featuring Group 1 Crew), 12th (Kevin Smith, Leslie Jones & Colin Jost in “Leslie Loves Colin”), and 15th (Jimmy Carr, Janeane Garofalo, Piff The Magic Dragon, Jim Norton and Hasan Minhaj’s one-man show “Homecoming King”). Tickets will go on sale for the respective shows at 10 a.m.

For badge sales and complete details on ticketing process, visit moontowercomedyfest.com or call 512-474-1221.