Roseanne Barr Set to Be the Next Comedy Central Roastee
“Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to the status quo, we believe under the surface is an explosive, trail-blazing cultural revolution. We are honored to Roast her,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s head of original programming and production.
In response, the 59-year-old famously unfiltered comedian and actress said in a statement, “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 created and starred in the groundbreaking sitcom ‘Roseanne,’ for which she won Emmy and Golden Globe awards. She’s also no stranger to controversy, having once spat and grabbed her crotch while singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at a 1990 baseball game. Most recently, she’s attracted attention for her political ambitions — she ran for the Green Party’s presidential nomination earlier this year.
The ‘Roast of Roseanne’ will be taped in Los Angeles on August 4, with the event debuting on Comedy Central on August 12 at 10 p.m. Past Comedy Central roastees have included Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Pamela Anderson.