Comedian Wayne Brady Booed for Telling Trig Palin Joke at Roseanne Roast

Comedian Wayne Brady was booed on Comedy Central's Roseanne Barr Roast Sunday when he made a truly tasteless joke about Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome son Trig.

When this occurred, Brady actually defended himself by mentioning that during the roast, other people were mocking him (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):


During Brady's remarks, he was making fun of fellow roaster Jeff Ross.

"Now the thing is Jeff," said Brady, "these are all jokes, and I really like you. I really, really like you. But a lot of people hate you, especially Sarah Palin because you remind her of what Trig is going to look like when he’s 40."

This was greeted with a mixture of laughs and boos from the highly-partisan crowd leading Brady to say, “Oh, now you boo me? F—k y’all. I don’t want to hear that. These people say all of this s—t about me, and you boo me because of Trig.”

Apparently, Brady didn't understand that: he's an adult; he's at a roast to be mocked along with everyone else; that's what he gets paid for; he was present and therefore could defend himself, and maybe most importantly; he's not a four year old child with Down's Syndrome.

Other than that, his defense made perfect sense.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.