Roseanne Barr, a trailblazer in being canceled by the forever aggrieved hypersensitive left, will perform her first stand-up comedy show in 16 years.
Fox Nation has announced plans to air “A Roseanne Comedy Special,” an hour-long program set to premiere in early 2023.
“Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with the American audience like no other,” Jason Klarman, president of Fox News’ streaming platform, said in a statement Tuesday.
“Her ability to channel the challenges of everyday people and find the humor in it all has earned her the passionate following of millions of dedicated fans. We are thrilled to add her comedy special exclusively to the FOX Nation catalog.”
Barr, 69, ran afoul of the powers that be when she dared to insult a member of Obama royalty, joking in a 2018 tweet that if the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby, the result would be Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to Barack Obama. The corporate media claimed she “likened” Jarrett, who is African American, to an ape.
The comedian would say soon after about a light-skinned Jarrett, “I thought the b*tch was white.”
The controversy came just as the classic sitcom, “Roseanne,” which ran from 1988-97 and earned four Emmys, three Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, had been revived by ABC. The network quickly canceled the series, before yielding to pressure to not penalize the other actors, who largely denounced Barr, the creator and star of the sitcom. The series was re-branded as “The Conners” and starts its fifth season this year — with little fanfare.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said at the time.
As for Jarrett, she was all about canceling “Roseanne,” saying ABC made the right call.
Sounding much like her mentor, Barack Obama, Jarrett said during an MSNBC town hall, “I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment.”
What it taught America may be up for debate, though.
As for Barr, she understood the price she paid, saying later, “It cost me everything. I wish I worded it better.”
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