Roseanne Barr is plotting a comeback with a new comedy special airing on — where else? — Fox News’ streaming platform, Fox Nation.
The hour-long special, which threatens to “feature Ms. Barr’s signature comedic take on a variety of topics, with no subject off limits,” is expected to premiere in 2023.
Fox Nation president Jason Klarman praised Roseanne and her new project, dubbed A Roseanne Comedy Special, in a statement. “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,” Klarman said. “We are thrilled to add her comedy special exclusively to the Fox Nation catalog.”
Barr’s attempted comeback comes four years after the one-time working-class comedian-turned-conspiracy-pushing racist was fired from her rebooted sitcom after posting a series of derogatory tweets. Barr blamed the digital tirade on her usage of Ambien.