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Roseanne Barr was abruptly “canceled” and fired in 2018 from the reboot of her incredibly popular ABC series “Roseanne” over allegations that she is a racist.
Barr made a joke about Valerie Jarrett, who is the former White House senior adviser to President Barack Obama, by referring to her as the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”
Barr apologized and agreed the joke was in bad taste. “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr responded. “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.”
For the first time in 16 years, Barr is set to produce and star in a new comedy stand-up special for the online streaming service of Fox News.
Roseanne Barr has announced her comeback special, “A Roseanne Comedy Special,” will debut in early 2023 on Fox News' subscription streaming platform Fox Nation. https://t.co/ROqZYJmwjU
— Variety (@Variety) September 20, 2022
69-year-old actress and comedian’s show is titled, “A Roseanne Comedy Special.” It will be released in early 2023.
“Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with the American audience like no other,” Jason Klarman, president of Fox Nation, said. “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,” the statement added.
“No subject off limits” in Barr’s upcoming comedy special, according to the statement from Fox.