Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Roseanne Barr

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Roseanne Barr

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A consolation in the George W. Bush era: Roseanne Barr has cooked up a new stand-up show, Let the Healing Begin! "One thing about this being such a bad time for citizens is that it's a great time for artists," asserts the sitcom maverick and former Advocate Person of the Year. "You see people who have been gone for a while coming back, fired up and ready to take it on again." After a date on February 5 in Southern California's Long Beach Center Theater, she's taking her show to Australia, but never fear: She'll be back.--Dennis Hensley

What can people expect from Let the Healing Begin?

An insult to anything decent [laughs]. I should say anything quote decent. It's a celebration of the end of the world. I think the world's going to blow up because of our stupid leader.

Martin Mull's character got married to a man on Roseanne over a decade ago, Could you do that kind of story line in this political climate?

Absolutely not. But it was never a political issue to me. It's a family issue. I've been interested in it since I was a little kid because I have gay people in my family, like every other American does, probably. …

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