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Roseanne Barr Makes Surprise Return to Standup, Slams ABC as ‘Low-Rated Network’

March 20, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Deadline reports that comedian Roseanne Barr recently made a return to standup on March 16 at the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas. During the show, she took aim at her former employers in ABC.

Barr made a surprise appearance during a set by comedian Andrew Dice Clay, who then revealed that Barr would join him on stage. After appearing onstage, she stated, “When you get fired, you get real suicidal, but I’d never kill myself because that would make too many fu—ing people happy. And I’m not about to make people happy.”

Later, she took a shot at ABC, which cancelled the revival of her show Roseanne after she posted a racial remark on Twitter directed at former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Barr said, “Dear ABC, when you asked me back to once again bail out your shit, fu—in’, low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked, and I delivered you the highest ratings you’ve had in ten fu–ing years.”

She went on, “At the first sign of controversy, you killed me off with a drug overdose. But you know what, I ain’t dead b-tches.”

After cancelling Roseanne, ABC later replaced it with a spinoff called The Conners. It was mentioned in the opening episode that Roseanne had died. You can check out a clip of Andrew Dice Clay bringing on Roseanne for her surprise comedy routine below.

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