Anyone who buys a ticket to attend a Comedy Central roast knows pretty much what to expect.
No topic is off limits.
Still, common decency doesn’t necessarily take a holiday during these events. Consider the Sunday night broadcast of Comedy Central’s Roseanne Barr roast.
Comic Wayne Brady, best known for his improv skills, told a joke during the telecast that was so cruel the audience quickly filled the hall with boos, not just laughter.
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.”