Comedy Central to Roast Comedian Known for Groundbreaking TV Show and Controversial Antics

Jun 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Comedy Central will roast a comedian who is known for a groundbreaking sitcom and for controversial antics, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The comedian is Roseanne Barr, known for the long-running ABC comedy series "Roseanne" and for a string of controversies such as grabbing her crotch while singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a baseball game in 1990, the piece reports.

The roast will tape Aug. 4 in Los Angeles and will premiere on Comedy Central on Aug. 12 at 10 p.m.

"All I can say is good luck finding anything about me to make fun of … I mean, I’ve never made a mistake or offended anyone in my life!," Barr, 59, said in a statement.

Barr’s ex-husband Tom Arnold wont’ be involved in the roast, reports TMZ.com.

His rep said, "He has absolutely no interest in being apart of it." The two don’t speak to each other, the rep said. Tom and Roseanne were married from 1990-1994 and had what the article calls "a notoriously nasty" split.

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