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DailyMailTV EXCLUSIVE: Roseanne Barr reveals plans for her big comeback after being shunned by Hollywood over shock tweets and Trump support... and lets rip at Sara Gilbert and the Debra Messing 'double standard'

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 9/16/2019 Caitlyn Becker For Dailymail.com and Jesse Palmer For Dailymailtv

After a tumultuous year and a half, which saw Roseanne Barr fired from her own successful sitcom revival, the star is stepping back on stage in a new comeback comedy tour.

Barr sat down exclusively with DailyMailTV's Jesse Palmer and reflected on the backlash she faced following her infamous 'Ambien tweet' and how excited she is to get back to stand-up comedy.

The 66-year-old is teaming up with friend and fellow comedian Andrew Dice Clay for the Mr. and Mrs. America Tour which kicks off September 19 at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, New York, followed by a show at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the 20th.

Roseanne Barr using a phone: Comedy comeback: Roseanne Barr sat down exclusively with DailyMailTV's Jesse Palmer to dish on her new comedy tour and the backlash she faced over the last year and a half after her controversial 'Ambien tweet' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Comedy comeback: Roseanne Barr sat down exclusively with DailyMailTV's Jesse Palmer to dish on her new comedy tour and the backlash she faced over the last year and a half after her controversial 'Ambien tweet'

Roseanne told DailyMailTV that she was apprehensive about putting herself back out into the public eye after all that happened in the wake of her controversial tweet about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett where she compared Jarrett to a combination of the 'Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.'

‘I was really nervous ... you know, really nervous,’ Roseanne told Jesse Palmer. 'Dice talked me into it. He goes, people are wanting to hear what you have to say. I said, I'll do a couple, we'll see how it goes.'

The comedy legend said the whole thing was 'nerve-wracking' because she wasn't sure how she would be received by an audience or what they would 'expect' from her.

Much to her surprise and delight, when she joined Andrew Dice Clay on stage for a surprise five minute set, Roseanne said she was embraced by the audience.

a person holding a sign: Back on stage: Roseanne is hitting the road with Andrew Dice Clay for the Mr. and Mrs. America Tour which kicks off September 19 at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, New York, followed by a show at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the 20th. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Back on stage: Roseanne is hitting the road with Andrew Dice Clay for the Mr. and Mrs. America Tour which kicks off September 19 at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, New York, followed by a show at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the 20th.

'I love stand-up comedy and it's just a blast to be able to go do it and have backup in the form of another great comic,' the 66-year-old quipped with a smile.

a man and a woman walking down a street: Apprehensive: Roseanne was 'really nervous' to get back on stage in the wake of her controversial 2018 tweet about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett where she compared Jarrett to a combination of the 'Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Apprehensive: Roseanne was 'really nervous' to get back on stage in the wake of her controversial 2018 tweet about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett where she compared Jarrett to a combination of the 'Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.' For a time, the actress wasn't sure when she would be ready to get back in front of a crowd following her 2018 tweet. Roseanne was promptly fired by ABC after it and was effectively blacklisted by much of Hollywood.

At the time, Barr said she wasn't aware that Jarrett was black and revealed that she wrote the now-deleted post when she was in an Ambien fog.

a woman standing next to a man in a suit and tie: ‘I was really nervous ... you know, really nervous,’ Roseanne told Jesse Palmer. 'Dice talked me into it. He goes, people are wanting to hear what you have to say. I said, I`ll do a couple, we`ll see how it goes.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited ‘I was really nervous ... you know, really nervous,’ Roseanne told Jesse Palmer. 'Dice talked me into it. He goes, people are wanting to hear what you have to say. I said, I`ll do a couple, we`ll see how it goes.' Roseanne has eschewed the prescription sleep aid since the incident: 'I've been [Ambien] sober for a year and a half since I got fired. I haven't used Ambien and my life is really, really so much better and I really would like people to understand that.'

'That's a very powerful drug that does a lot of negative harm to people who use it. I haven't used it since my Ambien tweet and you've got to be real careful.'

Roseanne Barr smiling for the camera: Backlash: The actress wasn't sure when she would be ready to get back in front of a crowd following her 2018 tweet which resulted in ABC firing her and she was effectively blacklisted by much of Hollywood © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Backlash: The actress wasn't sure when she would be ready to get back in front of a crowd following her 2018 tweet which resulted in ABC firing her and she was effectively blacklisted by much of Hollywood She added: 'It makes you do whack stuff.'

While Barr's tweet proved cataclysmic for her sitcom's revival, she told DailyMailTV that it was actually her co-star Sara Gilbert's response tweet calling her comment 'abhorrent' that ultimately got Roseanne canned by the network.

In defense: Roseanne revealed that she posted the now-deleted tweet after taking Ambien © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In defense: Roseanne revealed that she posted the now-deleted tweet after taking Ambien 'That's the tweet that got the show canceled to be honest,' Roseanne said.

The actress isn't in touch with any of her former co-stars and has no desire to confront Gilbert or try to smooth things over.

Roseanne Barr holding a sign: 'I've been [Ambien] sober for a year and a half since I got fired. I haven't used Ambien and my life is really, really so much better and I really would like people to understand that.' 'That's a very powerful drug that does a lot of negative harm to people who use it. I haven't used it since my Ambien tweet and you've got to be real careful.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I've been [Ambien] sober for a year and a half since I got fired. I haven't used Ambien and my life is really, really so much better and I really would like people to understand that.' 'That's a very powerful drug that does a lot of negative harm to people who use it. I haven't used it since my Ambien tweet and you've got to be real careful.' 'When somebody just doesn't care how their actions affect you, what's there to talk about?' Roseanne said of her relationship with her former on-screen daughter. 'There's nothing to talk about.'

The Conner family has managed to survive after the departure of Roseanne with a spin-off show which is heading into its second season.

Roseanne Barr et al. posing for the camera: Career killer: While Roseanne's tweet at Jarrett prompted the backlash, she told DailyMailTV that it was her co-star Sara Gilbert's tweet admonishing her for the 'abhorrent' remark that she feels got her Roseanne revival canceled © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Career killer: While Roseanne's tweet at Jarrett prompted the backlash, she told DailyMailTV that it was her co-star Sara Gilbert's tweet admonishing her for the 'abhorrent' remark that she feels got her Roseanne revival canceled Barr doesn't watch the spin-off – she only watches the reruns of the original series - and actually called out ABC for using her tweet and subsequent firing 'as an excuse to steal [her] life's work.'

'When it happened it was like I thought I was gonna lose my life,' she recalled. 'It was devastating and horrible and is unprecedented too that they would do that to me.' 

She feels like there is more to her departure from ABC than just the shocking social media post and wonders if there was some sort of conspiracy at play.

'It was a perfect storm,' she told Palmer. 'That's what I think, just the perfect storm at the perfect time. Kind of a little bit too perfect. Sometimes I think “was this orchestrated? The whole thing?”’

Roseanne Barr talking on a cell phone: 'That's the tweet that got the show canceled to be honest,' Roseanne said adding that she no longer speaks to Gilbert © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'That's the tweet that got the show canceled to be honest,' Roseanne said adding that she no longer speaks to Gilbert a group of people sitting on a bench: 'When somebody just doesn't care how their actions affect you, what's there to talk about?' Roseanne said of her relationship with her former on-screen daughter. 'There's nothing to talk about.' (Pictured Sara Gilbert and Roseanne Barr in the Roseanne revival) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'When somebody just doesn't care how their actions affect you, what's there to talk about?' Roseanne said of her relationship with her former on-screen daughter. 'There's nothing to talk about.' (Pictured Sara Gilbert and Roseanne Barr in the Roseanne revival)

Barr reckons that her continued support of President Donald Trump played into ABC's decision to boot her.

'All of Hollywood, they just hate him and they hate those of us who like him. There is no way around it.

Roseanne Barr talking on a cell phone: 'When it happened it was like I thought I was gonna lose my life,' she recalled. 'It was devastating and horrible and is unprecedented too that they would do that to me.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'When it happened it was like I thought I was gonna lose my life,' she recalled. 'It was devastating and horrible and is unprecedented too that they would do that to me.' 'So, yeah, I think they took me off because I liked him and I like him because I'm a Jew and he likes Israel,' Barr said matter-of-factly.

Trump seems to return Roseanne's affection and recently tweeted about her in the midst of his feud with Debra Messing.

a group of people sitting at a table: 'It was a perfect storm,' she told Palmer about her firing from ABC. 'That's what I think, just the perfect storm at the perfect time. Kind of a little bit too perfect. Sometimes I think “was this orchestrated? The whole thing?”’ © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'It was a perfect storm,' she told Palmer about her firing from ABC. 'That's what I think, just the perfect storm at the perfect time. Kind of a little bit too perfect. Sometimes I think “was this orchestrated? The whole thing?”’ 'Bad “actress” Debra The Mess Messing is in hot water. She wants to create a “Blacklist” of Trump supporters, & is being accused of McCarthyism. Is also being accused of being a Racist because of the terrible things she said about blacks and mental illness,' the President tweeted on September 5.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Twitterverse: Trump seems to return Roseanne's affection and recently tweeted about her in the midst of his feud with Debra Messing © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Twitterverse: Trump seems to return Roseanne's affection and recently tweeted about her in the midst of his feud with Debra Messing He continued: 'If Roseanne Barr said what she did, even being on a much higher rated show, she would have been thrown off television. Will Fake News NBC allow a McCarthy style Racist to continue? ABC fired Roseanne. Watch the double standard!' 

Barr wasn't aware of the feud but let out a genuine chuckle when Palmer read her the transcript of the tweets during their interview.

a screenshot of a cell phone: War of words: There is no love lost between the Will & Grace star and Roseanne who recalled that Messing 'congratulated ABC for firing' her © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited War of words: There is no love lost between the Will & Grace star and Roseanne who recalled that Messing 'congratulated ABC for firing' her

There is no love lost between the Will & Grace star and Roseanne who recalled that Messing 'congratulated ABC for firing' her.

Roseanne Barr talking on a cell phone: Barr reckons that her continued support of President Donald Trump played into ABC's decision to boot her: 'All of Hollywood, they just hate him and they hate those of us who like him.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Barr reckons that her continued support of President Donald Trump played into ABC's decision to boot her: 'All of Hollywood, they just hate him and they hate those of us who like him.' Roseanne will be jumping into political spectrum in her stand-up routine alongside Andrew Dice Clay, and is ready to call out those in power who she says have 'so insulated themselves with all their sanctimonious B.S.'

She said she's delighting in taking to task people who can't seem take a joke at their own expense because then 'it makes it funnier.'

Roseanne Barr holding a microphone: Make them laugh: The sitcom star is ready to call out those in power in her new comedy tour who she says have 'so insulated themselves with all their sanctimonious B.S.' and the more they resist, the funnier the jokes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Make them laugh: The sitcom star is ready to call out those in power in her new comedy tour who she says have 'so insulated themselves with all their sanctimonious B.S.' and the more they resist, the funnier the jokes That same criticism has ironically followed Trump throughout his tenure in the Oval, though not from Roseanne.

'It's fun to go pop pop pop pop pop,' she joked while throwing mock jabs in the air. 'We have to do that if we want you know not be enslaved to them as a society today.'

Back in the late eighties and early nineties, Barr cemented herself as a sitcom legend playing Roseanne Conner, the outspoken matriarch of a working class family in a fictitious Illinois suburb. 

Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, John Goodman sitting at a table: Icon: Back in the late eighties and early nineties, Barr cemented herself as a sitcom legend playing Roseanne Conner, the outspoken matriarch of a working class family in a fictitious Illinois suburb for nine seasons © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Icon: Back in the late eighties and early nineties, Barr cemented herself as a sitcom legend playing Roseanne Conner, the outspoken matriarch of a working class family in a fictitious Illinois suburb for nine seasons

The show co-starred John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke.

Roseanne Barr, Jesse Palmer are posing for a picture: More to come: Part two of DailyMailTV's exclusive sit down with Roseanne Barr airs Tuesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited More to come: Part two of DailyMailTV's exclusive sit down with Roseanne Barr airs Tuesday Roseanne ran on ABC for nine seasons from 1988-1996 and then was revived in 2018. 

Part two of DailyMailTV's exclusive sit down with the star airs Tuesday. 

Related video: Trump Blasts Debra Messing Again, Compares Her Comments to Roseanne Barr’s Firing (via Veuer)

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