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Wayne Brady

BOOED for Trig Palin

Joke at Roseanne Roast

8/13/2012 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

081312_brady_roastFile this under "Things You Didn't Expect to Hear Today" -- Wayne Brady is under fire for a RACY joke he made at the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne" .... WAYNE BRADY!!!

So what subject was so touchy that the crowd actually booed?? Brady made a joke featuring Sarah Palin's son Trig ... who suffers from Down Syndrome.

Now for the joke ... which Brady made while addressing Jeff Ross:

"Now the thing is Jeff ... 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."

After some boos, Brady shot back, "Oh, now you boo me? F*ck y’all. I don’t want to hear that. These people say all of this sh*t about me, and you boo me because of Trig?”


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Who gives a **** he made a bad joke so what?? We all make mistakes and we've all probably said really bad jokes by making fun of others

780 days ago


it's a roast....
apparently people here don't know what they entails

780 days ago


Jeffery Ross DOES look retarded. Isn't roasts about being as raunchy and vulgar as you can be??? What's with the boos and hisses and groans.. It's not like he told that joke at the Republican National Convention or something. Rosanne is the poster child for raunchy and vulgar. To have WAYNE BRADY of all people be booed and hissed at, well, it sounds kind of racist to me. Why didn't they boo and hiss at anyone else.
And what is up with being politically correct at a ROAST. I remember the Dean Martin roasts. You insulted the person and told jokes at their expense. That is what Wayne Brady did. I like him, always did. GO WAYNE.

780 days ago


Wayne Brady > The situtation

780 days ago


Low class to make fun of a child with down syndrome. Roasts are supposed to be below the belt, but not making fun of an innocent child with down syndrome for the sole reason that they don't like the mother. I thought Hollywood and liberals are supposed to kind and compassionate. Perhaps only if they agree with them.

780 days ago

Detective. LaToya    

What's so bad about that joke? And since when is making fun of "normal" kids okay but not ones with special needs? PLUS he's a Palin. **** that family and that joke was funny.

780 days ago

Detective. LaToya    

Who cares? Racist jokes are fine by you dumbasses but a joke like this is bad? FOH! Trig would have just grown up to be a hateful bigot Republican anyway. Shut up. It was hilarious.

780 days ago

lil rudeman    

First of all i was fine with all the jokes on the roast because it is a roast for god's sake. Brady was saying that Ross was ugly and used the only famous down syndrome person as a comparison. We all know that down syndrome people are not good looking, it's a sad reality but it's true. I read a few of the comments and i didn't see anything about the 9/11 jokes which i thought were way worse than this, but still i was fine with them

780 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

I thought it was funny.

780 days ago


All of you left-wingers have NO problem with his joke. Sure, you boo because you want to look like you have a heart. But this so called comedian will keep making a ton of money off of you liberals. The truth always hurts!

780 days ago


Actually after listening to it again, only a handful of people booed. 95% thought it to be funny. So much for the left-wingers being sensitive. Haters!

780 days ago

Candy Vazquez    

the joke is really offensive, however the reporter for this story is not much better. No one 'suffers' from Down syndrome, they simply have it. It isn't a deadly disease that one suffers from, you simply are born with it and live with it. And from a reporter, I do expect mastery of all words.

780 days ago


"hey, heres the most offensive thing on tv. ill watch it. WHAT THE??!!! I WAS OFFENDED?!!! WHAT THE HELL?!!!"

780 days ago

dennis davis    

what he said was cowardly and ignorant, he attacks a woman through her child, i dont know how much more cowardly you can get. period. as for tmz and the writer of this article, people with down syndrome do not suffer from down syndrome, they are not afflicted with nor cursed with down syndrome.

780 days ago


Trig "suffers" from Down syndrome???

Uhhh, no, TMZ...

780 days ago
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