• Roseanne Barr makes first stand-up appearance since Roseanne cancelation

    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

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    Last Comic Standing’s Roseanne tells comedian Ben Kronberg ‘go f*ck yourself’ and viral hashtag begins!

    During the season eight premiere of NBC’s Last Comic Standing on Thursday night, Roseanne told comedian Ben Kronberg to go f*ck himself. But we can’t look at the moment in a vacuum. Roseanne’s comment came after Kronberg stood onstage for more than 30 seconds without starting his act. Finally Kronberg broke the awkward silence, addressing the Last Comic Standing audience with, “What, like you guys start working right when you

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    NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

    With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengths in order to perpetuate the idea that all of the comedians participating were “up and coming,” whether they were in

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    Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

    Last Comic Standing will make it’s triumphant return May 22 on NBC— unless, of course, an editors strike totally derails the network’s plans. Deadline.com is reporting that approximately 15 editors and assistant editors walked off the job today, part of a strike spearheaded by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700. “Hired by NBC Studios on a non-union basis, the editors are seeking a union contract that includes industry-standard health

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    Roseanne developing new show for NBC, will appear on three episodes of The Office

    With a failed television pilot and an equally unsuccessful bid for the presidency of the United States behind her, comedy icon Roseanne Barr is ready to take another stab at television stardom. Teaming up with Steven Greener, who helped helm Roseanne’s Nuts, Barr’s 2011 reality series for Lifetime, the comedian is developing a series for NBC, the same network who last year passed on Downwardly Mobile, a show that would’ve

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    Watch Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady, Seth Green previews from Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

    You’re no doubt well aware that Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne premieres on Sunday at 10 pm EST. But are you aware we’re all going to die? You should watch these just-released new previews from the roast, featuring Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady and Seth Green. Do it before you die. Roast of RoseanneGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Roast of RoseanneGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Roast of

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    We talk Mitch Hedberg, Jeff Ross, Roseanne and more on the new Laughspin Podcast (Video)

    On the latest edition of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about a great many things, including Jay Mohr’s new podcast network, Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne (airing this Sunday), the controversy surrounding comedian Jeff Ross’ joke about the Aurora shooting and more. We also hear some great audio from the late Mitch Hedberg’s wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, a hilarious instructional clip on how to not act like a

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    Watch Jeff Ross as Joe Paterno at Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

    On Saturday, Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne taped in Los Angeles. We were there to witness all of the action (live blog here). And although there were many laughs and a handful of surprises, comedian and roast veteran Jeff Ross’ arrival and performance as the late Penn State football honcho Joe Paterno, will no doubt go down as the most controversial of the night. Check out Ross in action below,

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    Laughspin’s live blog from the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne

    Just getting ready to live blog the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne/seduce a grown up D.J. Conner. Stay tuned! Be sure to keep refreshing this page for constant updates throughout the taping tonight! 7:08 pm PST I’m upstairs in the Press Room, which up until 5 seconds ago did not have air conditioning, wifi, or alcohol. Good thing I always have Klonopin! The red (brownish) carpet was pretty cool (despite

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    Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

    UPDATE: Aug. 2 — Comedy Central has just announced the final additions to the dais: roast veteran Gilbert Gottfried and newcomers Ellen Barkin and Wayne Brady will be on hand to poke fun of the iconic comedian. —————– This weekend’s highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne will be a gathering of legendary women set to burn one of history’s favorite sitcom stars. Actresses Sharon Stone and Carrie Fisher, and the

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    Roseanne on why Katie Holmes divorced Tom Cruise: ‘She wants to raise Suri as an earthling’

    Although it won’t air until Aug. 12, Roseanne has already begun pushing the Comedy Central roast in her honor. While she was shooting promos for the big night, Access Hollywood grabbed a few minutes with the comedic icon and sitcom trailblazer. Naturally, they asked her about the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. “She wants to raise [Suri] as an earthling,” Roseanne says. Check out the full video below.

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    Jane Lynch tapped as roastmaster for upcoming Comedy Central roast of Roseanne

    Comedy Central is pairing up two of America’s fiercest comedians for the upcoming roast of Roseanne. The network announced today that award-winning comedian and actress Jane Lynch will be the Roast Master to lead the slaughter in August. “I’ve long fantasized of ripping Roseanne Barr a new one. But because I don’t have the cajones to say anything offensive to her face, I will be hosting the proceedings,” said Lynch.

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    Tom Arnold has ‘no interest’ in Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

    Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband, Tom Arnold will not be participating in the comedian’s roast that is set to tape and will air on Comedy Central in August. Arnold’s representative told TMZ, “He has absolutely no interest in being a part of [the roast].” The two have brawled in the past and joked about each other post-marriage, whether it be on the Howard Stern Show, on Conan (below) or in a stand-up

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    Comedy Central announces Roseanne roast, will be ‘reminiscent of classic roasts’

    Comedy Central is rolling out the red carpet for one of America’s most outspoken and pioneering comedians. The network announced today that Roseanne Barr will be the next Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 4 and premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 pm EST. “Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to

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    We’ll be watching “Roseanne’s Wicked Halloween Bash” on TV Land

    TV Land is programming what they’re calling Roseanne’s Wicked Halloween Bash to celebrate this evil pagan holiday. There are a great many comedy-related Halloween television programs from which you can choose to watch this weekend. However, this is the one I’ll be embracing. I love Roseanne. And the show’s Halloween episodes are classics. It all starts Monday at 1 am ET. Here’s what you can expect, according to the TV

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