69-year-old Roseanne Barr, a star actress, comedian, and huge supporter of forty-fifth President Donald Trump, is making her comeback in early 2023 with a brand-new comedy stand-up special for Fox Nation. The show, titled “Roseanne Comedy Special,” will be Barr’s first comedy stand-up special in over 16 years.
“Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with the American audience like no other,” President of Fox Nation, Jason Klarman, wrote in a statement.
“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,” he added. “We are thrilled to add her comedy special exclusively to the Fox Nation catalog,” he continued.
The special will “feature Ms. Barr’s signature comedic take on a variety of topics, with no subject off limits,” Fox Nation wrote in a statement to Deadline magazine. This comes four years after Barr was fired from her hit reboot of ABC’s “Roseanne” after the mainstream media and the radical left went berserk over a tweet from Roseanne they claimed was racist.
The infamous tweet read, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = Valerie Jarrett.”
Roseanne reacted to the backlash in 2018 by going on Fox News’s Sean Hannity’s show. “You could have knocked me over with a feather when they said she was African-American. I thought she was Middle Eastern,” she said.
“I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist, because it wasn’t. I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that and for that I apologize,” Barr said.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste,” Barr tweeted, in addition to apologizing on Hannity.
Then-President Donald Trump reacted to the backlash, tweeting, “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”
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Despite the leftist outarge, Roseanne’s 2018 rebooted show was the most-watched television series in 2018. “The reboot posted 1990s-like TV ratings, with a weekly average of 20 million total viewers. That jaw-dropping number was enough to beat out NBC’s Sunday Night Football (19.6 million total viewers), which routinely tops the year-end most-watched list. We’ve been covering television for a long time, and that is truly impressive,” Observer reported.
“Look at her ratings. They were unbelievable. … and it was about us,” Trump said of the show.