Roseanne Barr, the stand-up comic who portrays the sassy working mom on her highly rated TV show "Roseanne," swept the third annual American Comedy Awards Tuesday night, winning in every category in which she or her show was nominated.
Barr, whose self-deprecating style of humor takes aim at her own girth and at life in working-class America, received awards for Funniest Female in a Television Series and Funniest Stand-up Comic.John Goodman, who plays Barr's unflappable husband on the hit CBS series, won the award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series.
Tracey Ullman and David Letterman, both former Emmy winners, picked up awards for the Funniest Female Performer and the Male Performer in a Television Special.
Bette Midler, who in "Big Business" played both a country girl in New York City and her hard-driving business mogul of a twin sister, won for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture.
Tom Hanks, who played a child transformed into a man who revolutionizes a toy company in the smash hit "Big," was named Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture.