When you've had one of the longest-running sitcoms in TV history, what do you do next? Wait a few years, guest star on My Name Is Earl, then do an HBO stand-up comedy special, of course.
Roseanne Barr is doing just that. The comedienne performs the comedy show Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin' on the cable network this month.
She may have newly dyed blonde hair, but her tongue is as sharply acerbic as ever.
"There's only one political party, and it's the money party. It has two sides, Democrat and Republican, but they both basically work for corporate interests that have nothing to do with the people of this country," Barr told TV Guide in a recent interview.
For more sassy truth-telling, catch Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin' on HBO this Saturday, November 4, at 10 p.m. Read more
After five children and three husbands, comedian and TV star Roseanne Barr has one tip for married women with young kids--laugh.
Barr, 54, who now also boasts three grandchildren, said the pressures on women from the never-ending job of motherhood can be overwhelming, and a sense of humor is the best antidote.
"Laughter is like the last line of defense against craziness, and you can really go crazy being a mom," Barr told Reuters in a recent interview.
Barr, host of the comedienne-contest show Funniest Mom in America, which returns for a third season April 10, said that the greatest challenge facing women with children was the responsibility.
"You are never again going to be 'I' again. It will always be 'we,"' she said.
"It is great if you have a father or husband who takes on 50 percent of the load--but then you are way ahead of most women ...Read more
Roseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s. It always received great ratings and was awarded with 4 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, 4 American Comedy Awards and a Peabody. The show ran from 1988 to 1997 and ended with one of the most original (and confusing for some) endings in TV history.
Set in small town Lanford Illinois, the show followed The Conners, a blue collar family with a humerous backbone, through the trials of: life, marriage, raising a family, and making ends meet. ABC Broadcasting Schedule October 1988-February 1989.....Tuesday 8:30-9:00 February 1989-September 1994......Tuesday 9:00-9:30 September 1994-March 1995......Wednesday 9:00-9:30 March 1995-May 1995......Wednesday 8:00-8:30 May 1995-September 1995......Wednesday 9:30-10:00 September 1995-May 1997......Wednesday 8:00-8:30