Roseanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay launch standup tour
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Roseanne Barr and Comedian Andrew Dice Clay have launched a standup comedy tour. 

Clay told Fox News that the "Mr. and Mrs. America" tour was influenced by a national obsession with political dialogue and what he sees as policing of comedians' speech.  


"She's a comic because she's wacky. I've known her since we were kids," he said of Barr, his longtime friend. "When people ask about what she said, I say, 'She's a comic!' We gotta stop policing comedians. This is America!"

"America really needs to lighten up and not worry about the words comedians use because it's all we have. There's clean stuff and there's street stuff. I'm a street guy because I tell it like it is," he added. 

He specifically addressed the controversy surrounding Barr, by saying "She's an original I'm an original and people should just stop reading Twitter. Calm down with your political conversations. Whoever is running the country, nobody else's life changes. We still gotta go out there and make a living."

"We're both excited because we both don't give a s—t what anybody thinks about anything,"  he added. According to Fox, the tour will begin in Long Island, N.Y. this fall. 


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ABC cancelled Barr's show last year after she tweeted that  former Obama White House adviser Valerie JarrettValerie June JarrettRoseanne launches comeback tour, rips Hollywood's 'triple standard' on Trump Trump compares Debra Messing to Roseanne Barr, says she should be fired #WeAreBaltimore surges to top of Twitter in wake of Trump comments MORE was a child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”

She later apologized for the tweet that was widely panned as racist. In a video on her YouTube page, she shouted, “I thought the bitch was white!”