Big Pine Comedy Festival - Friday, Big PRIDE Comedy

The Orpheum & Big Pine Comedy Present:

Big Pine Comedy Festival - Friday

Big PRIDE Comedy

Marsha Warfield, Steven Roberts

Friday, September 15 2017

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

This ticket also includes entry to the Drag Show immediately following the comedy acts.

Big Pine Comedy Festival - Friday
Big Pine Comedy Festival - Friday
Big Pine Comedy Festival returns for its third year, bringing together comedians from across North America for three days of nonstop laughter through stand-up, improv and sketch comedy. The festival take places Sept. 14-16 in popular venues throughout Flagstaff.

Big Pine Comedy Festival celebrates the Arizona arts community through performance and education, connecting artists with local businesses and audiences. This year, Big Pine will feature more than 80 local and nationally touring comedians in eight venues throughout historic downtown Flagstaff, and the NAU Prochnow theatre. The festival is organized by Hillary Hutson of Broken Crown Productions, comedian Jack Galvin, and a network of local Arizona comedy producers.

Big Pine features comedic performances from national headlining comedians Bruce Jingles, K-Von, Allison Gill, Freddy Lockhart, Brandt Tobler, Jack Assadourian Jr., Marsha Warfield, and Steven Roberts. The weekend schedule includes showcases in the areas of stand up, improv, and sketch comedy, as well as one-of-a-kind musical comedy routines, a special screening premier of the film Elastic Heart, and appearances and signings from national authors.

In addition to the stellar lineup of performances, Big Pine Comedy Festival will host a series of comedy workshops and seminars covering all areas of comedy and children’s programming, including a presentation on the influence of social media in the comedy industry by social media expert Dan Ziiffer. Workshops are available to all interested comedians, up-and-coming performers, and the public.

Ticket prices to individual shows range between $5 and $15. Weekend passes include entry to all weekend events, shows, and after parties and are available for $45. Information on the festival lineup and seminar schedule is available at
Big PRIDE Comedy
The Orpheum Theatre and the Northern Arizona Pride Association bring Pride to Big Pine

Comedy Festival. Big PRIDE Comedy features Marsha Warfield (Night Court, Empty Nest),

Steven Roberts (Las Vegas), host and local comedian Gene Moore, and some of Big Pine’s

finest LGBTQ community. Join us for a comedic Pride celebration, and help support the Arizona

Pride and art community! A portion of all Big PRIDE Comedy ticket sales will be donated to the

Northern Arizona Pride Association.
Marsha Warfield
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 writer and performer on the Richard Pryor Show. Originally a

comedian in Chicago, Marsha moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and performed at clubs, including

The Comedy Store, joining some of the most influential comedians of our time. She has

appeared in feature films such as D.C. Cab and Mask, and hosted The Marsha Warfield Show.

Her guest appearances include Riptide, Family Ties, Clueless, Cheers, and Living Single.

After a 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 lives in Las Vegas

where she performs her show, The Marsha Warfield Experience, at L.A. Comedy Club at the

Stratosphere Casino & Hotel.
Steven Roberts
Steven Roberts​ performs on the world famous Las Vegas Strip at showrooms including L.A.

Comedy Club at the Stratosphere; Las Vegas Live at Planet Hollywood; and The Laugh Factory

at the Tropicana. He is the host of The Marsha Warfield Experience, starring legendary

comedian Marsha Warfield, and the producer and host of the underground, new-material-only

show, THE STOOL – both at L.A. Comedy Club. He has performed at venues throughout the

country including Zanies, The Improv, and Loonees.

Originally from the desert southwest, Steven now calls Las Vegas home with his husband of

thirteen years, their son and two Yorkies. His hilarious commentary on living in Vegas, being a

closet Texan, and the joys of gay fatherhood delight audiences from all walks of life.