In a shocking turn of events, former Saturday Night Live cast member and political commentator Dennis Miller has announced that he will be joining Roseanne Barr’s daytime talk show as a co-host.
Miller, who is known for his acerbic wit and conservative views, seems like an odd choice for a show that caters to a largely female audience. But according to Miller, he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Roseanne,” Miller said in a recent interview. “She’s a straight shooter who tells it like it is, and I think that’s something we need more of in this world.”
While Miller’s addition to the show may bring a fresh perspective, some critics are already questioning whether his brand of humor will be a good fit for the daytime talk show format.
“Let’s be real here, Dennis Miller is a controversial figure,” said media critic Jane Smith. “He’s made some pretty offensive comments in the past, and I’m not sure that’s the kind of energy that Roseanne’s audience is looking for.”
Indeed, Miller’s history of controversial statements is well documented. In 2016, he faced backlash for suggesting that the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando “got off easy” because they were killed instantly. He’s also been criticized for making sexist and homophobic comments in the past.
But according to Roseanne, Miller’s past comments shouldn’t be a concern.
“I’m all about giving people second chances,” Roseanne said in a statement. “Dennis has made some mistakes, but who among us hasn’t? I think he’s a valuable addition to the show, and I’m excited to see what he brings to the table.”
Only time will tell whether Miller’s addition to the show will be a hit or a miss. But one thing’s for sure: it’s going to be an interesting ride.