Rosanne Barr

A friend who had worked with Roseanne Barr told me that Roseanne would come into the writers’ meeting, throw the script pages onto the table, and say, loudly, ‘It ain’t fuckin’ funny!’ Love it.

I’ve thought of that many times and I’ve only used it once, at Frank Caliendo. It was an attempt at humor that he misunderstood. I’ve wanted to use it at various times at:

Faye Dunaway

Tracey Ullman

P. Diddy

Michael Richards

Hunter S. Thompson

Eric Clapton

Boyz II Men

Salma Hayek

Jason Alexander

Danny Kaye

Rick Moranis

Jason Biggs

Bronson Pinchot

Steve Martin

…they ain’t fuckin’ funny.