The next celebrity to join the ranks of Joan Rivers, Denis Leary, and Charlie Sheen as the Comedy Central Roast guest of honor is comedian Roseanne Barr. The self-proclaimed “Blue-Collar Queen” began her career as a stand-up which lead to her title role on the 1988-1997 sitcom Roseanne, playing the brassy yet lovable monarch to the typical middle class family.
Since the shows end, Barr has had ups and downs with her career, but currently things are looking up with a new show in the works called Downwardly Mobile that will reunite her with Roseanne co-star John Goodman.
But not before getting put on blast by some of the sharpest tongued comedians that the Comedy Central Roast is known for. Barr commented that, “All I can say is good luck finding anything about me to make fun of… I mean, I’ve never made a mistake or offended anyone in my life!”
Barr, in fact, is known for her outspoken personality and a personal life that should make for great material. Guest roasters have yet to be released; however, ex-husband Tom Arnold has made a statement saying that if asked to be a part of the show he will decline. The show is set to tape August 4 and will air on Comedy Central the following week, with Jane Lynch signed on as Roast Master.
Check out a clip of her character on Roseanne getting high here!
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