“People ask me, ‘What has a has-been of your magnitude been up to lately?’” Roseanne Barr joked about halfway through her set at the Tropicana’s Laugh Factory on January 17, the fourth night of her new Las Vegas residency. That kind of jovial self-deprecation, a pretty far cry from her legendary she-devil reputation, infused the entire performance, which was so refreshingly casual and low-key that it began with Barr strolling onstage as she checked her smartphone, asking the audience to wait a moment. (That did lead to a joke about how she had a new app allowing her to ignore all of humanity, but it may also have involved her catching up on last-minute email.)
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Rose Byrne, Juliette Lewis and Bill Hader are also among those heading to the IFC series when it returns in January.
Ahead of the series Jan. 4 premiere (and the Dec. 14 holiday special), the IFC comedy has announced more than a dozen guest stars who will be dropping by the third season.
Perhaps most notably, Roseanne Barr is slated to appear on the Portland-loving sketch comedy show. She’ll join Rose Byrne (Damages) Jim Gaffigan (Bored to Death), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Juliette Lewis (Conviction), Matt Lucas (Little Britain), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Martina Navratilova, Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), George Wendt (Cheers) and Dirty Projectors.
That group joins the previously announced addition of Chloë Sevigny. The American Horror Story actress is set for several episodes, playing Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein‘s new roommate, Alexandra.
Previous guests Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan and Kumail Nanjiani are also on board to return.