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Roseanne Barr Lobbies Hollywood for Another Chance

Roseanne Barr is lobbying to be “uncanceled” following her fallout with Hollywood in 2018 after racist tweets about President Obama’s advisor Valerie Jarrett. Barr, the star of 1990’s sitcom “Roseanne,” had the reboot of the show yanked off the air in the wake of the tweets. Now in a new documentary, she says she was not given an opportunity to apologize for her actions, which she says happened under the influence of the prescription drug Ambien.
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Roseanne Barr Slams ABC For Firing Her After Controversial Tweet

A new documentary called Roseanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood explores the long-time comedian being fired from ABC, from her own show, after a controversial tweet. The 69-year-old spends the documentary explaining her reasoning behind the tweet that led to her being fired, which led to the cancellation of her revived sitcom Roseanne, only to come back and be renamed The Conners.

Unapologetic Roseanne Barr returns, blasts critics: ‘I’m a goddamn American’

Put a few more quarters in the swear jar for Roseanne Barr. The embattled 69-year-old comedy legend is back, and sharing more choice words for ABC after they fired her from — and killed her off — her eponymous sitcom following controversial remarks way back in 2018. Barr’s new Reelz documentary — “Roseanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood” — gets raw about her ousting from the revival of her ’90s sitcom “Roseanne,” which is now known as “The Conners.” The outspoken star alleged that ABC always had issues with her contentious (the network president labeled them “repugnant”) tweets and comments — and engaged...

Roseanne Barr slams ABC's decision to fire her following controversial tweet: 'Witch-burning is what it is'

"Roseanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood" explores the controversy that led to Roseanne Barr's fall from grace. The 69-year-old comedian spent the documentary explaining her reasoning behind the tweet that led to the swift cancellation of her revived sitcom "Roseanne." Barr called her firing a "witch-burning" and claimed that she had been having issues with ABC regarding everything she tweeted.

Gilbert Gottfried excelled at being a comic flame-thrower, as demonstrated when he roasted Roseanne Barr

Gottfried, who died Tuesday at age 67, was the rare comedian who can get away with crossing the line, says Greg Braxton. During the 2012 taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr, "no one in attendance was prepared for the comic flame-thrower that Gilbert Gottfried...brought to the party," says Braxton. "Dressed in a nice suit, Gottfried was unleashed — and relentless. Most of his jokes could not be printed in a family newspaper. I would know: I was covering the roast for a story. And I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed harder in my life." Braxton adds: "The roast marked one of Gottfried’s first high-profile TV appearances after being fired by the Aflac insurance company — he’d voiced its duck mascot — the year before, when the comedian fired off a series of offensive tweets about the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan....No comedian as risqué could go a career without crossing the line, and Gottfried did — multiple times. He joked about masturbation at the Emmys. He joked about Sept. 11 during a roast of Hugh Hefner. As roast master Jane Lynch introduced him in 2012, he was 'that scary thing under your bed from when you were a kid.' Gottfried may have learned his lesson after all; he never again found himself in quite the same hot water he did in 2011. But he came up in a no-holds-barred comedy world that was rarely submitted to the same scrutiny as today’s Netflix specials and viral videos. That world is where he sharpened his knives. Because the more vicious Gottfried got, the louder the audience roared."