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Mr. Paul Mooney was born in Louisiana and grew up in Oakland, California. As a youth, he literally ran away from home and joined the Charles Gody Circus, going down in history as the first African-American ringmaster. He was always writing comedy. He says “When I was Ringmaster, I was doing jokes I thought were funny.”
Mooney’s first professional gig in comedy was with Richard Pryor. He wrote most of the hilarious routines for Pryor’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance, co-wrote material on the groundbreaking “Live On Sunset,” “Bicentennial Nigger,” and “Is It Something I Said” albums, as well as Pryor’s film “Jo Jo Dancer.” As head writer for the Richard Pryor show, he was responsible for the national television debuts of Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Marsha Warfield, John Witherspoon, and Tim Reid. As head writer during the first year of FOX’s “In Living Color”, also debuting the young Jim Carey, he also created the characters Homey the Clown, and the brothers Tom and Tom, to name a few. He co-starred with Damon Wayans and Jada Pinkett-Smith in the Spike Lee film “Bamboozled. He’s presently on Showtime, Premiering his latest “Live Taping” entitled, “The Godfather Of Comedy, Paul Mooney”.
Marsha Warfield is best known for her role as the tough talking, no-nonsense bailiff Roz Russell on the currently syndicated NBC hit sitcom “Night Court.” Warfield also starred in the currently syndicated NBC sitcom “Empty Nest” as Dr. Maxine Douglas. One of Marsha’s breakout comedic roles was as an ensemble cast member on “The Richard Pryor Show.” Warfield eventually had her own talk show appropriately titled “The Marsha Warfield Show.” Marsha has appeared on a variety of shows such as “Soul Train”, “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “The Tonight Show” to name a few. Marsha has opened for numerous acts including “The O’Jays, and George Carlin.” In addition, Marsha Warfield was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and for a Soul Train Award.
Warfield guest appearances include “Cybill”, The John Larroquette Show”, “Veronica’s Closet”, “Moesha”, “Living Single”, “In Living Color”, “Smart Guy”, “Clueless”, “Saved By The Bell”, “Cheers” and many more. Marsha has appeared in several made-for-TV Movies including “The Marva Collins Story” starring Cicely Tyson and Morgan Freeman. In addition, Warfield has appeared in numerous feature films such as “D.C. Cab” and “Mask.” As an avid game show fan, she’s appeared on dozens of game shows including “Match Game”, “Win, Lose or Draw” and “To Tell The Truth.”
After a long-overdue break, Marsha Warfield is back on the entertainment scene. Warfield has a Comedy residency with the Los Angeles Comedy Club at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Marsha resides in Las Vegas. Marsha is an advocate for Civil, Women’s and LGBTQ rights as she has recently “come out” as a proud gay woman.
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