*comedy nominees in italics
BEST COMEDY ALBUM
…America…Great… — David Cross
American Myth — Margaret Cho
Boysih Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro
Live At The Apollo — Amy Schumer
Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt
BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
M Train — Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia)— (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello
It’s almost expected to see Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, and Amy Schumer here in this year’s Grammy nominations for comedy. David Cross getting a nod for his album that specifically stands against Trump and one for Carol Burnett’s audio book are also good, big name choices.
Still, given how wide the field is in the Grammys, we wonder if there would ever be room for, let’s say, Best First Comedy Album or Best Podcast, etc. etc. to allow room for works from critically acclaimed comedians that are just on the brink of breaking out into the national spotlight.
See the full list of Grammy nominees for 2017 here, then see who wins at the ceremony set for February 12th.