Grapevine: Tracy Morgan launches comeback tour at Caesars Windsor
Tracy Morgan to perform at Caesars Windsor
Former ‘SNL’ cast member Tracy Morgan will bring his Picking Up the Pieces tour to Caesars Windsor on Feb. 6. Tickets, which start at $20 Canadian, will go on sale at noon Oct. 30. This is the stand-up comedian’s first tour since his tragic traffic accident that left him in critical condition and killed his friend, comedian James McNair. Morgan hosted “Saturday Night Live” on the weekend. The tour, which kicks off Feb. 5 in Hammond, Indiana, also will hit Mount Pleasant’s Soaring Eagle Casino on March 4.
Comedy Central orders 10 episodes of ‘Detroiters’
The Comedy Central network has ordered up a 10-episode series of “Detroiters,” starring “Saturday Night Live” writer Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson from the show “Veep.” Both actors, who are Metro Detroit natives, executive produced, created and wrote the show, scheduled to air January 2017, with Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin. The pilot was shot locally, but it’s yet to be determined where the series will film. ‘SNL’ alum Jason Sudeikis also serves as an executive producer and will have a recurring role on the show, which features Richardson and Robinson as ad men who try to restore luster to the city.
Colin Jost out as ‘SNL’ head writer
In further ‘SNL’-related news, Splitsider noticed that as of last week’s show, Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost was no longer listed as one of the show’s head writers. Turns out he’s been put back on the regular writing staff, a move that happened at the beginning of the season. Jost has been an ‘SNL’ writer for a decade and was promoted to head writer during the 2012-13 season.
Page Six reports that British songstress Adele has booked appearances on “Today” and — guess where? — “Saturday Night Live,” but the shows would not confirm. Adele’s new album, her first since 2011, is expected to drop Nov. 20. Her last U.S. tour was cut short due to vocal cord surgery.
■Today is unofficially “Back to the Future II” day. Today’s date — Oct. 21, 2015 — is the day that Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) went into the future in the 1989 film, a sequel to “Back to the Future.” Screenings of the film will be shown all over Metro Detroit tonight. McFly’s 2015 depicted a world that still used fax machines with flying cars and self-lacing shoes.
■Zooey Deschanel revealed that Elise Otter is the name of her 3-month-old baby with husband Jacob Pechenik.
■Raven-Symoné and girlfriend AzMarie Livingston have broken up, reports Us Weekly. They began dating in 2012.
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