As celebrity roasts go, last weekend’s Comedy Central tribute to the legendary ROSEANNE was a resounding success. Hosted by GLEE star JANE LYNCH and featuring such stand-out stand-up talent as JEFF ROSS, SETH GREEN, CARRIE FISHER and (a surprisingly hilarious) ELLEN BARKIN, the fast and furious humor was decidedly and expectedly off-color and insulting. The show gets extra credit for the reunion of ROSEANNE with ex-husband TOM ARNOLD, who took the dais for a few good-natured barbs before leaving the stage on a sweetly sentimental (if not completely uncomfortable) note. Divorced and incommunicado for eighteen years, the couple actually seemed relieved to have this long-solidifying ice broken despite their acrimonious and extremely public break-up.
Sitting down with entertainment reporters to promote his upcoming film HIT & RUN, ARNOLD talked about doing the roast and his moment with ex-wife ROSEANNE. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE ROSEANNE BARR CELEBRITY ROAST is re-running on COMEDY CENTRAL
HIT AND RUN opens in theaters 8/22