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,