Comedian and actress Rosanne Barr, 69, signed a deal with Fox Nation for an hour-long comedy special. Barr will star in a comedy special called A Roseanne Comedy Special, which will be released on the subscription-based Fox News offshoot Fox Nation in 2022.
This will be Barr’s first comedy special in 16 years.
The comedy special will be released in the first quarter of 2023. Fox Nation, which will feature a portfolio of entertainment and lifestyle content, says the special will feature Barr’s signature comedy take on a variety of topics – leaving no subject off limits.
Jason Klarman, Fox Nations President, who is thrilled about the comedy special, said in an announcement
“Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with the American audience like no other. 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.”
According to their website, Fox Nation is “An entertainment streaming service brought to you by FOX News that celebrates America’s people, stories and history.” Included in Primetime are Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingram. You can also catch Cops, Nancy Grace, Duck Dynasty Family Treasure, and stories about real American heroes.
Barr’s Stir of Controversy
Barr’s controversial tweet from 2018 resulted in her being kicked off the revived Roseanne sitcom, which was soon canceled.
The racially insensitive tweet was about Valerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to former President Obama. Rosanne Barr apologized, but the network had canceled her show, although the ratings were successful. Barr, who said she did not know Jarrett was black, blamed her tweet on “Ambien tweeting,” saying that she took the pill as a sleeping aid before sharing the tweet.
The comedy series was rebranded as The Conners, and her character was killed off off-screen.
Barr Had a Strong Career in Entertainment
Rosanne Barr, worth an estimated $80 million, began her career in the 80s as a stand-up comedian in Colorado, got a spot on The Tonight Show in 1985, and even ran for president in 2012. Throughout her career, she also was a writer and producer.
Roseanne’s stardom shot through the roof when she starred and Executive Produced in her sitcom Roseanne, which has been off the air since 1997. Barr received an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress while on the most watched television show, which garnered about 18 million viewers per episode.
In total, Barr hailed four Emmys, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Peabody Award over the span of her career.
Barr sparked controversy when she sang The Star Spangled Banner at an on-air baseball game in 1990.
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