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Best Comedy Album

The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

  • From 1959 to 1967 it was Best Comedy Performance
  • From 1968 to 1991 it was known as Best Comedy Recording
  • From 1992 to 1993 and from 2004 to the present day it was awarded as Best Comedy Album

In 1960 and 1961 two separate awards were presented for the best spoken and for the best musical comedy performance.

In 1994 the award was restricted to spoken word comedy albums and moved into the "spoken" field. From then through 2003, it was awarded as the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.

In 2004 the award was reinstated within the comedy field as the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, once again allowing musical comedy works to be considered.

Multiple winners

Bill Cosby: seven wins
George Carlin and Richard Pryor: five each
Peter Schickele and Robin Williams: four each
Chris Rock: three wins
Lewis Black, Steve Martin, and "Weird Al" Yankovic: two each

Recipients

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

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2000s

1990s

1980s

1970s

1960s

1950s

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