Louis C. K. reportedly called Roseanne after her firing at ABC.
Norm Macdonald has a difficult year, thanks to his book forward, written by the now disgraced comedian Louis C. K. and the heavy entry of the person who gave him his start in comedy Roseanne Barr. Now, in a new interview to promote his upcoming talk show, the comedian opened up about both the people.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the star opened up about the current climate of celebrities are being outed for bad behaviour in many different ways. He noted that he feels people in the public eye not given a second chance and thus to be enabled to deny the allegations. That is when the star brought his two friends.
“Well, Louis [C. K.] and Roseanne [Barr] are the two people that I know. And Roseanne was so broken [after her show reboot was cancelled] I got Louis to call her, even though Roseanne was very hard on Louis. But she was just so broken and just cry constantly,” he said. “There are very few people that have gone through what they have, to lose it all in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims not to go through.”
As reported earlier, Barr was fired from the reboot of “Roseanne”, which Macdonald wrote, after tweeting a racist line aimed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Previously, she was hard on Louis C. K., who admitted to masturbating in front of unwilling women.
Norm Macdonald is open about good friends Louis C. K. and Roseanne Barr.
She told the Daily Beast, “Louis C. K., lock the door and masturbate in front of women comics and writers. I can’t tell you—I have heard so many stories. Not only him, but a lot of them. And it is just par for the course. It is just shit women have to deal with.”
Macdonald described the conversation the two had about their respective situations, noting that they could commiserate about their career ends so abruptly.
“They both said, and they had a good conversation, and were just giving an advice that you can give to each other,” he said. “There would be no way for me to understand that advice, because who has ever experienced such a thing? All of their work in their whole life wiped out in a day, a moment.”
Macdonald’s new series, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” will premiere on Netflix later this month.