Roseanne Barr Resurfaces for a Rare Stand-Up Show

Bettina Dizon
May 09, 2019
12:03 A.M.
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Roseanne Barr made her first outside Las Vegas stand-up performance, since the controversy, at Penn’s Peak on Saturday, and got a standing ovation from about 1,000 audience members at the end of the show.


Roseanne Barr is back to her usual stunts and jokes as she had a stand-up performance at Penn’s Peak near Jim Thorpe on Saturday. Over 1,000 people attended the show and laughed throughout her hilarious episode.

The comedian and controversial host dressed in a silver sequined top, black leather pants, and heels. Her new blonde hair was tied up, showing her radiant facial expressions throughout the night.


“Jim Thorpe was a great American. Kind of makes sense I would start out [a new tour] in Jim Thorpe,” she began to say.


As per usual, much of her material directed towards the conservative audience, including a few hints about being pro-Trump. Including her directly saying “Damn, I love our president.” However, only a few minutes of her show involved politics.

Barr used blue language, finding humor in topics such as her many marriages, age, weight and diet, the Kardashians, drinking alcohol, and crime TV, which she loves, among many others.


She was more careful with her words this time around, after her controversial tweet which got her in big trouble, yet she did not spare U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who according to Barr was her former drinking buddy, and Hillary Clinton.

Last May, Barr posted a tweet directed at Obama’s then adviser, Jarrett, which she referred to as a character of “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood.


The cancellation of her TV show was addressed by Barr both at the beginning and the end of the show. She said:

“Wow, I got to tell you, it’s a thrill to be out of the house. I’m a housewife again -- full circle.”


Barr’s ABC show, “Roseanne,” which one of the most watched shows on television, was canceled on May 30 due to her racist comment about Valerie Jarrett. Her removal from the sitcom was a mistake for her which cost her “everything.” 

During her first interview since the controversy, Barr expressed her sadness over people thinking her tweet was racist. She said:

“That is a tweet asking for accountability from the previous administration about the Iran deal, which Valerie Jarrett is the author of.” 



Last May, Barr posted a tweet directed at Obama’s then adviser, Jarrett, which she referred to as a character of “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood. The tweet quickly became viral, causing backlash from different people, including celebrities.

It is evident that Barr holds no filter when it comes to posting on her social media account. She blatantly speaks out of her thoughts and opinions, without thinking of the consequences it may cause. Sadly, this one had the worst outcome, which she regretted.

“I never would have wittingly called any black person, [said that] they are a monkey. I just wouldn’t do that. I didn’t do that. And people think that I did that and it just kills me. I didn’t do that. And if they do think that, I’m so sorry that I was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry,” she said on a podcast.