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Wayne Brady Apologizes For Trig Palin Joke

Wayne Brady Apologizes For Trig Palin Joke
Multi-talented actor and comedian Wayne Brady has apologized for a joke he told at the Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne Barr, reports TMZ. The joke, a crack about the appearance of fellow roaster Jeffrey Ross, sparked outrage amongst some parents and conservative groups after the show aired on August 12.

During his set, Brady said to Ross, "...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."

Reports of Brady being booed for the joke were somewhat exaggerated, however, as a combination of groans, laughter and applause are not an uncommon reaction during the notoriously over-the-top shows. As the roast aired, Ross himself tweeted praise after Brady's set:

Holy mackeral@waynebrady demolished me with that trigg joke.#RoseanneRoast. Great set, buddy.

Jeffrey Ross (@realjeffreyross) August 13, 2012

During the hour and a half broadcast, Brady was the butt of many racially-themed jokes,
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Jeffrey Ross has his Aurora shooting joke cut from Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne

The upcoming Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne promises to have plenty of material suggesting that she is overweight, weds impulsively, and suffers from personality disorders, but network tolerance for that sort of controversy-baiting “shock” humor only goes so far. Jeffrey Ross found this out when he strayed from those mutually agreed-upon subjects to get in a dig at fellow roaster Seth Green, who answered the question of what Seth Green was doing there by being revealed as a prop for Ross’ jokes about the Aurora shooting. “Congratulations,” Ross said to Green, according to Entertainment Weekly. “This is actually a really ...
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'Roast of Roseanne': Tom Arnold makes 'surprise' appearance on a not-so-mean night

'Roast of Roseanne': Tom Arnold makes 'surprise' appearance on a not-so-mean night
On The Late Show with David Letterman last month, Roseanne Barr said of her upcoming roast that hosting network Comedy Central “told me they’re trying to do a whole new classy thing like the old Dean Martin roasts.” EW was on the scene for the taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium, and while it might be a bit of a stretch to label it “classy,” with one notable exception, the event was definitely tamer than more recent roasts. (It’s set to air on Sunday, Aug. 12.)

The network’s last roast was for Charlie Sheen,
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Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Adds Roasters Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gildbert Gotfried

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Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Adds Roasters Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gildbert Gotfried
Comedy Central has announced its final line-up of Roasters for its Roast of Roseanne. Led by Roast Master Jane Lynch, the final Roasters include Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gilbert Gottfried. Also in attendance at the ‘Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne’ will be several of the comedian and actress’ co-stars from her hit 1990s ABC sitcom, ‘Roseanne,’ including Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson. Already announced Roasters for the ‘Comedy Central’ Roast Of Roseanne’ include Carrie Fisher, Seth Green, Katey Sagal, Anthony Jeselnik, Jeffrey Ross and Amy Schumer. The ‘Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne’ will tape at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4. It will premiere [ Read More ]
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