Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Roseanne Barr’s Raleigh, North Carolina Arena Comedy Show Cancelled For Lack of Sales, Two Other Dates Remain in Question


I told you last week that Roseanne Barr’s stand up comedy shows in May were in peril.

Now her show on May 2nd at the Raleigh, North Carolina Duke Arena has been cancelled. The reason? No sales.

Coming up fast are two shows in danger of imminent cancellation. They are in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on May 16th and Detroit, Michigan on May 17th.

Only one show has sold tickets, in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. It’s a much, much smaller theater.

A separate show in Elkhart, Indiana, at the small Lerner Theater, set for May 17, is about half-sold.

If the Ft. Wayne and Detroit shows don’t pick up by next week, they will be cancelled, too.

It’s an unfortunate situation, but Barr has done herself no favors. It’s almost a year since she sent that racist Tweet about Valerie Jarrett. Then she started blaming everyone else instead of taking responsibility. The rest is misery as ABC cancelled “Roseanne” reboot and launched “The Conners,” which started slowly but became a hit.

So stand by for more updates…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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