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The Loudest Woman in Comedy | Roseanne Barr | EP 452


(credits: Jordan B Peterson) Dr. Jordan Peterson sits down with actor, standup comedian, and podcaster Roseanne Barr. They discuss her recent voice acting role on the new show Mr. Birchum, how humor shines a light on and disperses darkness, the rarity and hardships of being a female comic, her overnight success in Hollywood, and what really matters in living a good (and humorous) life.

Roseanne Barr is an American podcaster, writer, producer, actor, and standup comic. She was awarded both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her hit show “Roseanne” which ran for nine seasons. She has written two books, ran for president once, and recently taken up podcasting with her son, as well as a voice acting role in the DW+ show Mr. Birchum.

This episode was recorded on May 27th, 2024

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- Chapters -

(0:00) Coming up
(0:40) Intro
(2:37) Voice acting on Mr. Birchum
(6:26) The Trailer Park Boys: capturing the absurdity of reality
(9:17) How working class culture intersects with comedy
(12:41) Humor shines light on darkness and dispels its power
(15:35) Why tyrants laugh
(19:03) Monty Python, when Jordan Peterson met John Cleese
(21:59) When Roseanne performs for liberals
(28:03) Funny lives on the ragged edge of disaster
(32:59) Turning pain and suffering into joy
(36:33) “It took me four decades to realize this” - the release of ghosts and devils
(38:24) Trust is a necessity for laughter and flourishing
(43:51) Collecting the jokes that land, how comics structure their sets
(47:34) Being a rare female comic, the humorous mother
(53:03) Overnight success in Hollywood, the Tonight Show and Julio Iglesias
(58:16) Callbacks, God’s sense of humor
(1:01:20) Cutting the wheat from the chaff, dancing with the audience
(1:06:34) Pushing through the bad jokes, Mike Tyson
(1:10:06) Arming people with humor, Richard Pryor, Michael Malice
(1:13:38) Why the show “Roseanne” worked, collaborative comedy
(1:23:30) When Roseanne ran for president
(1:24:52) Bill Cosby, the thin line between madness and genius
(1:26:47) Roseanne live in Austin
(1:28:16) The Roseanne Barr Podcast, Tulsi Gabbard
(1:29:52) Roseanne is voting for Trump
(1:31:43) The danger of telling a great joke
(1:35:21) The humor found in the Torah
(1:38:55) The hardest thing for most human beings

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