Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay are ruffling some feathers once again by hitting the road together on a new comedy tour called “Mr. and Mrs. America.”
Hopefully there won’t be any racist jokes this time around.
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This will be the first time that Barr is stepping back into the limelight since she was booted by ABC in 2018 after she went on a racist Twitter tirade against Valerie Jarrett, former aide to Barack Obama. Barr compared Jarrett, who is black, to an ape in a slur so intense that even Fox News once called it racist.
The reboot of her classic show, Roseanne, was also quickly canceled after her racist remarks, but was later brought back—without Barr—as The Conners. We soon learned Barr’s character had been killed off by an opioid overdose. Oof.
Now, a year after her career imploded, Barr’s trying her hand at a comeback—and as “Mrs. America.” We guess if your America is full of racist conspiracy theorists, then Barr would make the perfect Mrs. America.
But that career-ending (or not?) controversy wasn’t even the first time Barr was a racist, conspiracy theory-hawking troll. If you take a look back at her Twitter, she promoted Pizzagate, explained that 9/11 was an inside job and called Israel a “Nazi state.” Sounds like a far cry from the working-class mom with a heart of gold she’s known for playing.
Oh, and we forgot about Andrew Dice Clay. Clay rose to fame in the ‘80s under the macho persona “The Diceman.” He was the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden for two consecutive nights, and he was recently seen in Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-led 2018 film A Star is Born.
He was also banned for life by MTV, so it seems the controversial duo have been forced to take their acts on the road after being booted by TV outlets.
Barr and Clay have also been friends for decades. In March, during his stand-up set at Laugh Factory Las Vegas, Clay welcomed Barr onstage as a surprise guest. During the set, Barr turned her attention to ABC.
“Dear ABC,” Barr said. “When you asked me back to once again bail out your shit, fuckin’ low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked, and I delivered you the highest ratings that you had in 10 fucking years. At the first sign of controversy, you killed me off with a drug overdose. But you know what? I ain’t dead, bitches.”
So much for learning from your mistakes, Roseanne.
The “Mr. And Mrs. America” tour will kick off Sept. 19 at the Paramount Theater in New York. And since they’ll be approaching politics, among other subjects, we sincerely hope Barr leaves the slurs and conspiracy theories in her abhorrent Twitter history.