Earlier today the Recording Academy of America announced this year’s nominations for the Grammy Awards. While there are plenty of outlets out there that can give you the full rundown on who will earned nominations in the music department, we care about the comedy categories. This year is even a bit more exciting for us because we now have a record label with releases that are eligible to be nominated, and damn if that’s not fun news for us because Lewis Black’s Thanks For Risking Your Life earned a nomination this year.
With Bo Burnham’s album being deemed ineligible in the Best Comedy Album last month (he was nominated in others), the category became wide open for some other heavy hitters to earn some nominations. This year, some past winners earned nominations while other great comics got the nod.
BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Kevin Hart Zero F*cks Given
Nate Bargatze The Greatest Average American
Chelsea Handler Evolution
Lewis Black Thanks For Risking Your Life
Louis CK Sincerely Louis CK
Lavell Crawford The Comedy Vaccine
Now is the time to welcome to rage tweets about Louis CK’s Sincerely earning a nomination, but we’d rather choose to congratulate Nate Bargatze for pulling a first time nomination for not only his recent run of stand-up specials but culminating with The Greatest Average American.
Obviously we can’t pass up the moment to just be super excited about The Laugh Button Records earning its first-ever Grammy nomination while working with the incredible Lewis Black and his entire team, on the (now) Grammy nominated Thanks For Risking Your Life.
While there is only one comedy category, comics popped up in other categories – Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Music) (“Best Music Film” and “Best Song Written Visual Media”) and Dave Chappelle (“Best Spoken Word Album”) with the social commentary of 8:46.