Roseanne Barr roasted by ex Tom Arnold and Jane Lynch
Arnold fired off the funny insult, "I'm not here to tear Roseanne a new one, because I've seen the old one."
But he also had something terribly endearing to say to the 59-year-old comedian.
"In 1985, Roseanne went on Johnny Carson, which is every comic's dream back then," he says. "She killed, he laughed his ass off, he gave her a thumbs up and he invited her to sit on his couch. She got validation from the king which can never be taken away from her. And I just want to say, Roseanne, you were my Johnny Carson. And thank you for the thumbs up and thank you for inviting me to sit on your couch for a little bit."
Other comedians more than made up for Arnold's sincerity with some less-sweet barbs.
"She's one of those rare celebrities so famous that she's referred to by just one name -- b****," roastmaster Jane Lynch jokes. "I waved to you outside but then I realized it was just one of those inflatable parking lot gorillas."
Comedian Jeffrey Ross poked fun at Barr's presidential bid: "Instead of running for president, why don't you try walking on a treadmill? I'd vote for you but I'm against big government. That's just what we need, a round president in an oval office."
Watch the full roast for yourself when it airs on Comedy Central on Aug. 12 at 10 p.m.