Roseanne Barr is being resurrected. Andrew Dice Clay, announced that he will be going on tour with the former ABC star. Clay performed with Barr in March at The Laugh Factory in Las Vegas, and she received a standing ovation from much of the audience in what was her first live performance since the “Roseanne” show was cancelled last May. Barr, 66, was fired after posting a derogatory tweet about President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett, comparing her to “Planet of the Apes.”
As reported by Fox News, the 61-year-old comedian, who has known Barr for almost three decades, said he doesn’t believe she has a mean bone. “I was given a little flak about this, a little bulls–t, when I pulled her onstage at the Laugh Factory in Vegas, but we’ve been friends for 30 years,” Clay said. He himself was banned from MTV for life for his material, and says the tour was inspired by America’s obsession with political dialogue. “She’s a comic because she’s wacky. I’ve known her since we were kids,” Clay said. “When people ask about what she said, I say, ‘She’s a comic!’ We gotta stop policing comedians. This is America!”
The tour, named the “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour, is slated to hold its first show at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, N.Y., on Sept. 19th. A follow up performance will be on Sept. 20 at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, NJ. Eleanor Kerrigan, who regularly opens for Clay, will be a special guest on the shows. More dates will follow.
“America really needs to lighten up and not worry about the words comedians use because it’s all we have. There’s clean stuff and there’s street stuff. I’m a street guy because I tell it like it is,” Clay said. “I’m living it more now than I have for a really long time. My shows have been longer, my material is fresher. With these shows, I can do as long as I want because it’s one show a night.”
Clay cast aside apprehensions about Barr’s reputation saying, “She’s an original I’m an original and people should just stop reading Twitter. Calm down with your political conversations. Whoever is running the country, nobody else’s life changes. We still gotta go out there and make a living. Enjoy your family, enjoy your friends, bang your chicks and make your money.”
“We’re both excited because we both don’t give a s–t what anybody thinks about anything,” Clay added, “I decided not to run for president because it would be embarrassing for everybody else losing. It would be too easy.”