Before “Roseanne” debuted in 1988, Roseanne Barr made a name for herself as a stand-up comedian. With her particularly outspoken and candid 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 numerous specials, including one that aired on HBO in 2006.
Sixteen years later, Barr is starring in his 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 its new hour-long comedy special in early 2023.
Jason Klarman, President of Fox Nation, said, “Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with American audiences like no other. Her ability to channel everyday people’s challenges and find the humor in everything it earned him the passionate following of millions of dedicated fans.”
At this point, it’s unclear what type of content the special will encompass. Will Barr stay true to her roots of detailing daily struggles, or will she have a more political angle? According to a report by Deadline, audiences could get a taste of everything. Fox Nation told the outlet that there were “no prohibited topics”.
Some expressed their enthusiasm for the next stage. On Twitter, @TeamBobbyEwing said, “I hope it will be his big comeback!!” However, many will not listen. Given Barr’s vocal support of former President Donald Trump, some believe the material will be aimed at fellow conservatives. @PurpleCourage tweeted “Hard PASS”.