Roseanne Comes Back to Chicago

Comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, recent presidential candidate and the original “domestic goddess” Roseanne Barr continues to amaze. After nine years, 224 episodes, four Emmy awards, and countless other accolades, you couldn’t blame Roseanne if she wanted to quietly slip away and take solace in the fact she single-handedly re-landscaped the medium of situational comedy forever. Her creation and stark portrayal of “Roseanne Conner” and the Conner family on ABC’s Roseanne has been hailed as “the most ground breaking kitchen-sink sitcom since All in the Family, (Entertainment Weekly)” adding, “she’s the funniest disturber of peace that we have.” She began her career as a stand-up comedian, turning her experiences as a wife and mother into a hilarious comedy act that audiences couldn’t resist. She subsequently produced and starred on her own hit sitcom, Roseanne, which ran for nine seasons and averaged approximately 30 million viewers each week. The role earned Barr an Emmy Award as well as Golden Globe, Kids’ Choice and multiple American Comedy Awards.

In 2014, Roseanne joined Keenan Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters as a judge on NBC’s long-running series Last Comic Standing. In January of this year Roseanne returned to her sitcom roots when she appeared on ABC’s hit sitcom Cristela which earned them their highest rating of the season. Roseanne has also guest-starred on The Office, Portlandia and The Millers. Her earlier TV guest spots include My Name Is Earl, Futurama, The Nanny, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Larry Sanders Show. Barr also had her own talk show, The Roseanne Show, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination as outstanding talk show host. Her big screen credits include She Devil, Freddy’s Dead, Blue in the Face and Meet Wally Sparks, and she also voiced characters in Look Who’s Talking Too and Home on the Range. She has written three books: Roseanne: My Life as a Woman, My Lives and most recently, Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm. The Lifetime series Roseanne’s Nuts, which she also executive produced, followed Barr as she ran a nut farm in Hawaii.

Barr’s family-run production company is currently spearheading numerous projects: Her first DVD for children, Rockin’ with Roseanne: Calling All Kids!, original programming for VH1, and her 4th HBO comedy special Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin’. Roseanne is also the subject of a new documentary that chronicles her 2012 presidential campaign. ROSEANNE FOR PRESIDENT! says big things about how the system works by highlighting how it doesn’t and poking vicious fun at big party politics along the way. Roseanne is currently touring select cities around the country and is part of the ongoing lineup in Las Vegas at the Venetian. She will return to Last Comic Standing this summer with Wayans and new judge Norm Macdonald.

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