30 Rock Co-Star Coming to SWOSU


Tracy Morgan, one of the stars of NBC's new comedy series 30 Rock, will present a night of comedy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, October 10.

Morgan will appear at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus as part of the SWOSU Panorama series. The opening act will feature comedian Corwin Moore. 

Morgan has been very involved in the production of 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and Morgan. The new comedy show actually debuts on NBC the very next night after Morgan appears at SWOSU on October 10.

“NBC has been promoting 30 Rock very much,” said Brian Adler, chair of the Panorama Committee at SWOSU. “We feel fortunate that Morgan is coming to SWOSU just as this new show is premiering on national television.”

Morgan was originally scheduled to appear a week earlier at SWOSU. But, because of production time for the new series, the appearance was delayed one week.

Advance tickets are $10 for SWOSU students and $20 for non- students. All tickets at the door are $25. The event is for mature audiences only.

Tickets are available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building, and at the SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling 580.774.3019.

For individuals who had already purchased tickets for October 3, those tickets are good for the October 10 event. For individuals wanting a refund, contact the SWOSU Business Office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Morgan is also known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2003. One of his recurring SNL characters was Brian Fellow, host of Brian Fellow's Safari Planet. His memorable impressions include those of Aretha Franklin, Maya Angelou, Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Tyson and Star Jones.

His movie credits include The Longest Yard, Are We There Yet? Head of State, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Half Baked. Morgan can be heard as Spoonie Luv in the Comedy Central television program Crank Yankers.