Prior to “Roseanne” making its debut in 1988, Roseanne Barr made a name for herself as a stand-up comedian. With her uniquely blunt and outspoken delivery, her content largely covered the struggles of being a housewife … or should we say, “domestic goddess.” She appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and enjoyed a slew of specials, including one that aired on HBO in 2006.
Sixteen years later, Barr is starring in her first comedy special since. It was recently announced (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Fox News Media’s streaming service, Fox Nation, is set to debut her new one-hour comedy special in early 2023.
Jason Klarman, Fox Nation president, said, “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.”
At this point, it’s unknown what sort of content the special will encompass. Will Barr stay true to her roots of detailing everyday struggles, or will it have a more political angle? According to a report by Deadline, audiences might get a taste of everything. Fox Nation told the outlet that there’s “no subject off limits.”
Some expressed their excitement over the forthcoming special. On Twitter, @TeamBobbyEwing said, “Hope this will be her big comeback!!” However, many won’t be tuning in. Given Barr’s vocal support of former President Donald Trump, some feel the material will be geared toward fellow conservatives. @PurpleCourage tweeted, “Hard PASS.”