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Nov. 24, 2021

Day 94 - Marsha Warfield

Best known for her 1986–92 role of Roz Russell on the Top 10 rated NBC sitcom Night Court, and as a prominent voice in stand-up comedy, breaking out in the early 80s with the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Paul Mooney, and Elaine Boosler, we wer...


Best known for her 1986–92 role of Roz Russell on the Top 10 rated NBC sitcom Night Court, and as a prominent voice in stand-up comedy, breaking out in the early 80s with the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Paul Mooney, and Elaine Boosler, we were ecstatic to have the legendary Marsha Warfield join us on Dystopia Tonight. We talk about her start in show business, performing with Richard Pryor, her trajectory into acting, her activism, and her current starring role in 9-1-1, the number 1 rated show in America as well as her headlining set in Showtime’s 3rd installment Even More Funny Women Of A Certain Age! Enjoy!

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Marsha Warfield

Comedian / Actor / Writer

After an overlong period of retirement, Marsha is back for “revenge,” tackling issues including politics, being black, coming out as a gay woman, and her affair with pizza. ​

Marsha Warfield is best known for her 1986–92 role of the tough, no-nonsense bailiff Roz Russell on the NBC sitcom “Night Court.” She also starred in the sitcom “Empty Nest” as Dr. Maxine Douglas, and as a performer on “The Richard Pryor Show.” She’s has appeared on shows like “Soul Train,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “The Tonight Show,” and even had a talk show of her own, appropriately titled “The Marsha Warfield Show.” She’s opened for acts like Esther Phillips, George Duke, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays and George Carlin, has been nominated for NAACP Image and Soul Train Awards, and was featured in the Gladys Knight video, “Men.” Her guest appearances include “Cybill,” “The John Larroquette Show,” “Veronica’s Closet,” “Moesha,” “Living Single, “In Living Color,” “Smart Guy,” “Clueless,” “Cheers,” “Saved By The Bell,” and more.​