Tom Arnold went on "Larry King Now" this week to discuss his
surprise appearance at the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne and just why he decided to reconnect with his ex-wife in this way after nearly two decades.

Last month in Los Angeles, Arnold delivered a harsh but heartfelt roast of his notorious ex-wife whom he hadn't spoken to in 18 years. He tells King that while he initially denied an invitation to be on the dais, after comparing how he feels toward Joan Rivers (who he previously roasted) and Roseanne, he decided he couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some things off his chest.

"I had some material," he says with a laugh.

Watch that snippet of the interview above and see the video below for more on his decision to reconnect with Roseanne:


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  • Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr, Alicia Goranson

    Actors, from left to right, Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr and Alicia Goranson attend the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Jeffrey Ross

    Jeffrey Ross. center, dressed as the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, attends the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Jane Lynch

    Jane Lynch appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne Barr appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Tom Arnold

    Tom Arnold appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr

  • Gilbert Gottfried

    Gilbert Gottfried appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Wayne Brady, Jane Lynch

  • Jeffrey Ross

    Jeffrey Ross appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Katey Sagal

    Katey Sagal appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne Barr appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne Barr attends the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)