Saturday, June 15, 2024

Roseanne Barr Faces Tough Weekend for Comedy Tour, with Most Seats Still Available in Detroit, Fort Wayne and Elkhart Indiana


Roseanne Barr faces a tough weekend starting tomorrow night. Her “Alive and Kicking Tour” barely has a pulse.

Tomorrow night, Roseanne hits the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is one place where Roseanne has sold tickets, although the arena may have limited the number of seats on sale in the first place.

Friday night she plays the smaller Lerner Theater in Elkart, Indiana. About half the orchestra is sold, and a quarter of the balcony. And this is in a small town where Roseanne should be a big deal.

Sunday night Barr hits Detroit, her worst city on this little tour. Most of the house is available, at cheap prices. They may have to let people just walk in to fill up the floor seats. Roseanne may hear the wind howling in the Fox Theater.

Last week, Roseanne played a theater in Jim Thorpe, PA. where she sold about half the 1,800 seats. The reviewer– who didn’t the know difference between ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ and spelled her name wrong– noted that Barr leaned in heavily on her support of Donald Trump. She also read an imaginary letter to ABC about the cancellation of her show that ended in “a common profanity.” She also savaged Hillary Clinton.

Wherever Jim Thorpe, PA is, my advice, stay away.


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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