The left went after Roseanne Barr with intent to destroy her and her career. They went scorched earth on the comedy legend for doing what she always had.
They used to love her for irreverence and wit and straight talk. But in the age of Trump, when everything is politicized and anyone who dares support Trump is a monster, they turned on Roseanne in a New York minute.
It was a shame, a modern-day digital lynching but you can not keep Roseanne down for long. She is officially back.
From The Hollywood Reporter: “When people ask about what she said, I say, ‘She’s a comic!’ We got to stop policing comedians. This is America,” Clay told Fox News about embarking on a tour with his longtime friend.
Roseanne Barr is hitting the road with her friend and fellow comedian Andrew Dice Clay.
Speaking about their upcoming comedic venture, Clay told Fox News that the “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour was inspired by the national obsession with political discourse and the alleged policing of comedians’ language.
“She’s a comic because she’s wacky. I’ve known her since we were kids,” Clay told the news channel. “When people ask about what she said, I say, ‘She’s a comic!’ We got to stop policing comedians. This is America!”
ABC canceled the Roseanne reboot in May 2018 following the 66-year-old actress’ controversial tweet comparing former President Baracl Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to both the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Barr had blamed her remark on the sedative Ambien. ABC proceeded to launch a spinoff, The Conners, which ultimately killed off Barr’s character from the original series.
With Barr being no stranger to criticism for her comment, Clay urged America to “lighten up.”
“America really needs to lighten up and not worry about the words comedians use, because it’s all we have. There’s clean stuff and there’s street stuff. I’m a street guy because I tell it like it is,” he said. “I’m living it more now than I have for a really long time. My shows have been longer, my material is fresher. With these shows, I can do as long as I want because it’s one show a night.”
From Fox News: Clay performed with Barr in March at The Laugh Factory in Las Vegas.
Barr received a standing ovation from most of the audience in what was her first live performance since ABC canceled the “Roseanne” reboot last May. The firing was famously in response to a tweet Barr posted about President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, comparing her to “Planet of the Apes.” Barr apologized at the time (and initially blamed her remarks on sleeping drug Ambien), but the damage was done. ABC launched a spinoff, “The Conners,” which killed off Barr’s character.
“I was given a little flak about this, a little bulls—t, when I pulled her onstage at the Laugh Factory in Vegas, but we’ve been friends for 30 years,” Clay said.
“America really needs to lighten up and not worry about the words comedians use because it’s all we have. There’s clean stuff and there’s street stuff. I’m a street guy because I tell it like it is,” Clay said. “I’m living it more now than I have for a really long time. My shows have been longer, my material is fresher. With these shows, I can do as long as I want because it’s one show a night.”
As far as Barr’s reputation, he says, “She’s an original I’m an original and people should just stop reading Twitter. Calm down with your political conversations. Whoever is running the country, nobody else’s life changes. We still gotta go out there and make a living. Enjoy your family, enjoy your friends, bang your chicks and make your money.”
The tour is slated to kick off at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, N,Y., on Sept. 19, followed by the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 20. Eleanor Kerrigan, Clay’s frequent opener, will be a special guest on the shows. Tickets for the Long Island and Atlantic City dates go on sale Friday.
More dates will be announced.
“We’re both excited because we both don’t give a s—t what anybody thinks about anything,” Clay said, cracking, “I decided not to run for president because it would be embarrassing for everybody else losing. It would be too easy.”