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Tracy Morgan Is Too Nasty for Some of Tracy Morgan's Fans

Tracy Morgan's jokes are more than a little dirty. Everyone knows that. Especially those who pay money to see him tell those jokes. At least, that's what we would have thought. But then word comes from Midtown that a bunch of people at Morgan's Friday night Carnegie Hall show were not amused by his act.

"There was a continuous flow of people getting up and leaving throughout the show,” a spy tells Gatecrasher.


Morgan talked trash about homosexuality (saying it’s “a choice,” which drew gasps), drugs, pornography and what he calls “politricks” — far edgier subjects than what his alter ego, Jordan, gets air time for. ... Middle-aged women were the most flabbergasted when he started ­mimicking explicit sex acts on stage.

Okay. So maybe some of what Morgan said was off-color or un-PC or even offensive. But this isn't wacky-old Tracy Jordan, this is nasty-old Tracy Morgan, who, the man himself once said, "is much more interesting and far-out than Tracy Jordan could ever be."

Audience members walk out of Tracy Morgan's bawdy Carnegie Hall performance [NYDN]

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