Justin Bieber not winning the Grammy for best new artist award may have been a travesty, but Lewis Black snagging the best comedy album award for Stark Raving Black is proof there is some justice in the world.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to hear Black’s latest album, it’s over an hour of Black at his most cantankerous. He guides listeners on a trip through the absurdities of aging, the perils of being a main stream comedian, and the ridiculousness of Wall Street and Washington.
It’s cool to see Lew get his second Grammy, in the world of comedy there are few people more deserving. The only bummer through all of this is that since the Grammys are all streamlined now, we didn’t get to hear Black deliver an acceptance speech.
Luckily our buddies at Punchline Magazine got a statement from Lewis about his Grammy, which will have to double as a de facto speech.
“I was working in Peoria, Illinois when I found out that I won the Grammy and as usual whenever I win something I was stunned and surprised. I was most thrilled because it came on my dad’s ninety third birthday. I want to thank all of you out there who really made it possible for me to be even considered for this award. Your support of my work means more than you will ever know and I haven’t even got the words to express those feelings. [Punchline]
You earned it Lewis, we couldn’t be happier for you.