Roseanne Barr was on my show this afternoon. Usually, when a comedian comes on — particularly with something to promote — they’ll do a bit or two from their act, or try to be at least a little bit funny. But Roseanne has always played by her own rules, so she didn’t want to bother. I kept pushing her and offering her openings, and eventually she softened up and seemed to enjoy herself.
Along the way, she ranted about the state of the world, which she predicts will end next summer. We also talked about the complaints about the DVD release of her TV show, the problems she had with executives while the show was on the air, the struggle to get it on in the first place, and how John Goodman became her TV husband. She really lit up while talking about her relationship with Johnny Carson and the role his show played in her career.