The decade's most triggering comedy
Comedienne Roseanne Barr, making a comeback on the comedy stage in a new TV special, railed against woke agendas and cancel culture.
Barr was fired from the reboot of her hit sitcom “Roseanne” in 2018 — which boasted the highest ratings of a new TV series in years — after posting a tweet about powerful Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett that stated, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr later apologized, saying, “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,” but ABC still fired her.
“Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!,” which is Barr’s first new TV stand-up special in nearly two decades, and airs on Fox Nation on Monday, February 13, features her back to her no-holds-barred comedy, pronouncing, “My pronouns are, kiss my ass.”
Barr, 70, takes on the trend of asking children what their gender is, quipping, “What is my gender, mom? What is my gender? Your gender is, get a job. That’s your gender.”
“What are they thinking? Ask a — what is a woman?” she continues. “They don’t know that? That one they’re asking all the time. What is a woman? I’ll tell you what a woman is. A woman is me. That’s what a woman is, okay? A woman is someone who cleans up everybody else’s s***. That’s what a woman is.”
“A woman is somebody whose boobs hang down to her knees with a prolapsed uterus from giving birth to five ungrateful little privileged b*******s that have never had to work for anything in their whole damn life,” she jokes.
Barr, who supported former President Trump, said in 2019 that her support may have been a factor in ABC’s decision to fire her. “All of Hollywood, they just hate him and they hate those of us who like him. There is no way around it,” she said. “So, yeah, I think they took me off because I liked him and I like him because I’m a Jew and he likes Israel.”
This week, she discussed her 2018 firing with The Los Angeles Times. “It was a witch-burning. And it was terrifying,” she recalled. “I would die many times. I guess you would call it the dark night of the soul. I felt like the devil himself was coming against me to try to tear me apart, to punish me for believing in God.”
“They didn’t do it to anyone else in Hollywood, although they always throw in Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K.,” she continued. “Well, Louis C.K. did lose everything, but he committed an actual [offense]. And Dave Chappelle was protected by Netflix. … I’m the only person who’s lost everything, whose life’s work was stolen, stolen by people who I thought loved me. And there was silence.”
She said that she forgave those involved and believed that everyone that had happened was part of God’s plan.
“I don’t think they’ll ever stop trying to come after me, particularly now that I am getting the last laugh on their a**. That’s why I’m coming back. I never would have that last laugh unless I’m strong enough to stand on two feet, and although I do have to wear adult diapers while doing it, I am not ever going to stop making fun of power and its arrogance, and I don’t give a f*** what color it is. I’ll be there. Make the most f***ing fun of it that I can before I croak,” she concluded.