“Night Court” has been playing on a large stage for 25 years now. You could say it’s a new form of family law. A veteran of the multiple-Emmy Award winning TV show, the show’s innovative comedy performances are sure to set the stage for a night of laughter and high energy antics during this sold-out performance. Now in its 29th season and in production for over a quarter century, Night Court remains the longest-running, current network sitcom that is still produced. Tawny Newsome, who plays the nerdy, if not eccentric, Roz Fairchild on the Emmy Award-winning series, reports that her job has changed over the years as the show has become broadcast in more than 150 countries.
The Night Court artists discovered they were able to touch a broader audience and create a larger and more positive impact. As the Dallas Observer put it, “Night Court speaks to a time when R&B hip-hop was emerging as a popular genre. Club executives clearly recognize the importance of seeing minorities outside of their typical audience.” The early years of Night Courtsaw the artists, gentlemen and friends get together and do anything from celebrate family, new locations, tell jokes and sign autographs. “I believe Night Court is a part of every Houstonian,” Billy said. “It brings love and unity to Houston and it shows the love. The fear in some people is that Night Court isn’t cool enough to hear. They think if they hear hip-hop and hip-hop artists, they’re going to go crazy.” “We don’t care if you’re wearing a dorky coat, dress in a suit, whatever,” Anthony said. “We just care if you come out and support the people behind these songs.” Night court is part and parcel of everything Houston. When you’re here, you’re going to see it all. It might not be how you expected, but it’s definitely not happening everywhere in the world.
The Night Court line-up of showings has raised more than $1,000,000 dollars for charitable causes in its more than 25 years of performing. Proceeds have benefited a wide range of charitable causes which provide free legal services to those in need. These legal organizations have included the homeless shelter Project Hope, the Children’s Home Society of Bethlehem, and Planned Parenthood. Night Court is also a proud patron of the Greater Bethlehem Community Pantry, Following their most recent season opener, Night Court’s most recent production, “The Reckoning,” marked a celebratory milestone as they became the first sketch comedy series in the history of television to achieve a 100-episode production run. Over the years, Night Court has built a following through some of the most iconic episodes in television history, including “Julie Goes to Lunch” (an episode that raised more than $400,000 for American Heart Association during its airing) and “Coke Sack Blues” (in which Fairchild and Judge Arthur Branch lived the life of a singing cowboy for one night after breaking up with each other). A little bit of New York City, a little bit of Los Angeles, and a whole lot of hilarious characters.