Barr was fired from "Roseanne" after a racist tweet in which she compared Valerie Jarrett, who was an adviser to President Barack Obama, to "Planet of the Apes." Barr claimed she was under the influence of insomnia drug Ambien before apologizing, but ABC had already canceled the reboot by then.
"She's an original, I'm an original and people should just stop reading Twitter," Clay told Fox News of his co-headliner. "Calm down with your political conversations. Whoever is running the country, nobody else's life changes. We still gotta go out there and make a living. Enjoy your family, enjoy your friends ... and make your money."
Variety reported that Clay and Barr performed onstage in March during his set at The Laugh Factory in Las Vegas.
"I was given a little flak about this, a little (expletive), when I pulled her onstage at the Laugh Factory in Vegas, but we've been friends for 30 years," Clay told Fox News.
"America really needs to lighten up and not worry about the words comedians use because it's all we have. There's clean stuff and there's street stuff. I'm a street guy because I tell it like it is," Clay said. "I'm living it more now than I have for a really long time. My shows have been longer, my material is fresher. With these shows, I can do as long as I want because it's one show a night."
The "Mr. and Mrs. America" tour starts Sept. 19 at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, New York. The next show is Sept. 20 at Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City, New Jersey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tickets for those dates go on sale Friday. More dates are to be announced.