08/29/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tom Arnold Tells Larry King Why He Roasted Roseanne: 'I Had Some Material' (VIDEO)

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:



The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne