It’s been a long, tough journey for 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan since June 2014, when a tractor-trailer plowed into a van carrying Morgan and several other comedians.

Morgan’s friend James McNair was killed in the crash; Morgan himself spent two weeks in a coma before being transferred to a rehabilitation facility. Though he eventually learned to walk again, the former Saturday Night Live cast member sustained a traumatic brain injury so severe that he had to miss SNL‘s blowout 40th anniversary celebration in February, where his onetime costars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin took a moment to recognize their friend and wish him well. Read more…

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Tracy Morgan returns to standup 16 months after the accident that almost killed him