Legendary comedian and current political wild card Roseanne Barr stopped by Marc Maron‘s garage this week to promote her new documentary Roseanne for President, and reminisce about the good and bad old days getting her stand-up start at The Comedy Store. And as you can imagine, it was quite the interview, with Roseanne holding forth on everything from Trump to her time spent in a mental institution.
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Check out a few of the self proclaimed domestic goddess’ choicest quotes below, and listen to her full WTF with Marc Maron interview here. For more Marc, catch up on the final season of Maron anytime on IFC.com and the IFC app.
1. On a potential Trump presidency:
“Comedy’s going to get so f*cking big. That’s why I want Trump to win, because it’s gonna f—ing rock comedy…It will make comedy bigger than anything…I need a f—ing job…If Hillary is the f—ing president no one will be telling any goddamn jokes. Everybody will be like, I am offended by that!”
2. On the Afterlife:
“I did try to repent, because I don’t want to burn in hellfire for all of eternity…I think the Devil’s an Anti-Semite.”
3. On Truth Tellers:
“I realize that people who tell the truth, nobody f—ing likes ’em…The only time they like somebody who tells the truth is 500 years after they’re dead, and only if they’re tortured horribly before they died.”
4. On her comedy frenemy Sam Kinison:
“He turns on you after awhile. He was kind of bipolar. If he likes you one day, then he didn’t like you. But all comics are like that.”
5. On the Power of Comedy:
“Somebody’s got to be getting smacked or it’s not funny.”