Comedy community raises nearly $50,000 in 5 days for Ardie Fuqua’s medical bills
Last week the Comedy Cellar set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for one of its own, Ardie Fuqua. The goal of the account was to raise $40,000 to help Ardie and his family pay for medical bills as a result of his involvement in the June 7th limo accident that killed James “Jimmy […]... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan has left the hospital and headed to a rehab facility, “Still has a long way to go”
Today, Tracy Morgan has left Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey and has entered an undisclosed injury rehab facility, where he’ll stay for the next several weeks. Morgan has been in the hospital for nearly two weeks following the six-car crash that critically injured Morgan,... [Read More]
 
Driver in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding, had been working for nearly 14 hours at time of accident
Kevin Roper, the Walmart driver who crashed into a limo van on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, leaving comedians Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Morgan’s assistant Jeff Millea in critical condition and killing comedian James McNair, was driving 20 mph over the speed limit and had been on the ... [Read More]
 
Help comedians raise money for Ardie Fuqua’s family
The Comedy Cellar has started a crowdfunding campaign to aid one of it’s favorite comedians, Ardie Fuqua. Fuqua has been a long time host at the famed comedy club, has done warm-up on shows like Nikki & Sara Live, and has appeared on FX’s Louie. Fuqua was recently involved in the ter... [Read More]
 
The Comedy Cellar has initiated a fund-raiser for Ardie Fuqua and his family
The Comedy Cellar launched a fund-raiser online last night for comedian Ardie Fuqua, a regular host at the Cellar who remains in critical condition in a New Jersey hospital following the June 7 crash on the NJ Turnpike that also injured Tracy Morgan and killed their friend, fellow comedian James "Ji... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer helps raise over $6,000 in 13 hours for Ardie Fuqua’s family
Much of the news coverage surrounding the car wreck that put several comedians in the hospital on June 7 is about 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan or the death of his close friend comedian Jimmy Mack. Morgan’s hospital updates have been the focus of nearly every headline, with little or no mention of... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Fair Following June 7 Accident
by Megh Wright It's been a little over a week since Tracy Morgan and his crew of passengers were involved in a fatal car accident that tragically killed Morgan's mentor and writing partner James McNair, but thankfully some positive updates are beginning to trickle in. The New York Times reports that... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan and Jeffrey Millea upgraded to fair condition in recovery from Turnpike crash; Ardie Fuqua remains critical
Some encouraging news last night from New Jersey, where Tracy Morgan and his assistant, Jeffrey Millea, both were upgraded to fair condition by hospital officials. Morgan's publicist, Lewis Kay, said: "His personality is certainly starting to come back as well." Wish I had better news to share about... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan upgraded to fair condition 9 days after limo accident
Great news on the Tracy Morgan car accident front. A little over a week ago Morgan and his entourage were travelling back from a gig by limo bus when it was rearended by a tractor trailer. Causing a fatal multi-car accident that killed comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, put Morgan, come... [Read More]
 
Remembering “Jimmy Mack” James McNair
You could know James McNair in Peekskill, N.Y., as an upstanding resident, and hear others call him "Jimmy Mack" without ever really knowing why. You might have crossed paths with "Jimmy Mack" without ever knowing his real name was James McNair, or that he was a longtime friend of Tracy Morgan. But ... [Read More]