Roseanne Barr is back on stage. The controversial comic performed stand-up on Saturday for the first time since ABC canceled her Roseanne remake series last spring. She joined a clearly surprised and delighted Andrew Dice Clay for an impromptu performance at the Laugh Factory at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. The two outspoken comics, who rose to fame in the 1980s, even danced together in front of a wildly cheering audience.
Earlier this month, Barr remarked in an interview with conservative commentator Candace Owens that she was planning on returning to stand-up. In that same interview, the two women discussed Barr’s controversial 2018 tweet about Democrat Valerie Jarrett that led ABC to cancel Roseanne. In the now-deleted tweet, Bar responded to a post about Jarrett with, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
Barr explained that the social media post was a “total impaired tweet” and that she never had an opportunity to explain what she meant by the “purposefully mischaracterized” post. Barr expressed that ABC called her racist and canceled the show so quickly because the media was out to get her. “They killed the #1 show before one sponsor pulled out.”
The ardent Trump supporter later offered an apology. “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding that caused, my ill-worded tweet. And I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that, and for that, I apologize.” Barr added, “Plus, I’d tell her she’s got to get a new haircut.”
Andrew Dice Clay excited for Roseanne return.
At the show, Clay introduced Barr as “one of the biggest comedians ever. There haven’t been many as controversial, as outspoken, and as fucking funny. I can’t believe this!” He continued that, “Roseanne has not been on stage since…she said something.”
Over the weekend, Clay shared eight Instagram posts documenting the night. In one post, he commented that Barr was “nervous and afraid” but that she got back in “the groove and crushed!” The former ABC star also shared a photograph with Clay on her Instagram page and thanked the legendary comic.
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