After watching Tracy Morgan's alter-ego Tracy Jordan on four seasons of "30 Rock," it's hard not to assume that they are one and the same. But Jordan is a satirical parody of Morgan's public persona - loud, outrageous, reckless and insensitive, yet insanely funny.

After watching Tracy Morgan's alter-ego Tracy Jordan on four seasons of "30 Rock," it's hard not to assume that they are one and the same. But Jordan is a satirical parody of Morgan's public persona - loud, outrageous, reckless and insensitive, yet insanely funny.

Those exaggerated character traits come through in Morgan's HBO stand-up special, "Black and Blue."

When Morgan swaggers onto the Apollo Theater stage to a DMX song, I wonder why the emblem on his big gold chain is a TM and not a TJ.

Morgan distinguishes himself with a skillful approach to his humor. And he yells (mostly profanity) an awful lot with a no-holds-barred attitude.

You can tell the routine was well thought-out, but the themes are mostly unoriginal. Morgan rants about race, relationships, terrorists, politics and, of course, sex and drugs - two of his favorite topics.

Particularly funny is a rant about the government not being able to capture Osama bin Laden yet finding Morgan's wanted-on-warrants cousin, who moved to Atlanta, got a sex change and married a Dominican.

The material isn't necessarily groundbreaking - and Morgan's style is reminiscent of early Richard Pryor, with powerful doses of crude humor and expletives - but the delivery and the sheer size of his personality make Morgan a very funny man.

If you love Tracy Morgan, or Tracy Jordan, you'll love "Black and Blue." Just don't expect the greatest stand-up performance of all time.