Stars take jabs at Roseanne Barr at Comedy Central roast

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Roastee Roseanne Barr onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter

Roseanne Barr onstage during the her Comedy Central roast at Hollywood Palladium on Aug. 4, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.

(CBS News) Roseane Barr's fellow comedians showed their affection for her in a roast that was taped on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Hollywood Palladium and aired Sunday night on Comedy Central.

Barr, 59, began her career as a stand-up comedian and gained fame with her sitcom "Roseanne," which aired for nine seasons. Among those honoring her with jabs were Seth Green, Ellen Barkin, Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, Carrie Fisher and Katey Segal. "Glee" star Jane Lynch was the roastmaster.

Pictures: Roseanne's Roast

Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold, from whom she had a bitter split, was billed as a surprise guest but, according to Entertainment Weekly, Barr knew he would be speaking.

Arnold had one of the funnier lines of the night: "Rosie, this is true - she actually had 'Property of Tom Arnold' tattooed on her hip, which made me the fourth largest property owner in California."

Comedian Ross came dressed as the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno and made several Paterno jokes. He also made a joke about the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., but that was edited out of the broadcast.


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