Roseanne Barr is back. She came out firing in a triumphant return to the stage last night and settled many a score.
Look, Roseanne got a raw deal and everyone knows it. She is a victim of a BS politically correct culture that coddles rather than challenges.
We need more independent thought, not less in America, and thankfully, Roseanne will not shy away from the challenge.
From USA Today: Roseanne Barr returned to the stand-up comedy stage for the first time since the cancellation of her “Roseanne” reboot last May and slammed her former network.
Fellow comic Andrew Dice Clay, who performed shows at the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas over the weekend, introduced Barr Saturday, “a close friend” he described as “controversial,” “outspoken” and “one of the biggest comedians ever.”
Barr’s NSFW remarks were shared online. She talked about the impact of her show’s cancellation.
“When you get fired you get real suicidal, but I’d never kill myself because that would make too many (expletive) people happy, and I’m not about making people happy,” she said.
She also skewered ABC, the network which hosted the series she co-created when it originally aired from 1988 until 1997, and the 2018 reboot, which was rebranded as “The Conners” after her firing.
“Dear ABC, when you asked me back to once again bail out your (expletive), (expletive), low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked,” Barr said, reading from a page, “and I delivered you the highest ratings that you’ve had in ten (expletive) years.”
The much-awaited Roseanne rebootdebuted in March 2018 to 18.2 million viewers in preliminary Nielsen ratings, making it the season’s top premiere. The return was large enough to prompt ABC to quickly order another season.
“At the first sign of controversy you killed me off with a drug overdose,” Barr added, “But you know what, I ain’t dead, (expletive)!”
Prior to her appearance, Barr revealed in a YouTube video that she was “really scared” and “very nervous” about her return to stand-up comedy. She said she hadn’t been onstage since her “witch burning” and confirmed that she would talk about her show’s cancellation.
“I’m gonna talk about gettin’ fired. I’m sure a lot of people relate to that,” she said.