Since NBC’s seminal comedy 30 Rock was cancelled, we’ve been struggling to fill that 25-minute gap it used to fill each week – so we can’t imagine what it has been like for the people who were actually involved in the making of it. Tracy Morgan was obviously getting a little bored of all the free time his new-found freedom has given him, as he’s returned to his stand-up roots, using the fame his sitcom role has given him to do his first ever UK dates. Though he’s hardly universally loved – the homophobic remarks he made in a set last year are a little hard to overlook, despite his profuse apologies – this should give comedy aficionados a chance to see a real stalwart of the American circuit in the flesh.

Thu 17 Oct, O2 Apollo, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green M12 6AP, 6.30pm doors, £32.50,

Thu 17 Oct
Matthew Britton
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Sat 12 Oct 2013