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The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s  

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Mel Brooks. Carl Reiner. Lenny Bruce. Bob Newhart. The nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in the 1960s are true legends. The best comedy albums of the 1960s take different approaches to making listeners laugh. Some Grammy-nominated comedians are observational comics, while other hilarious acts combine music and stand-up into their releases. Many of the comedians behind these Grammy-nominated 1960s albums also have their own popular stand-up specials.

What laugh-out-loud releases will you find on this 1960s comedy albums list? Throughout the decade, one comedian stood head and shoulders above the rest. Future sitcom star Bill Cosby won six consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album from 1965–1970. Flip Wilson was also a popular comedian during the decade.

Before winning an Academy Award for directing The Graduate, Mike Nichols won a Grammy, along with his comedy partner Elaine May, in 1962. Other good albums featured on this list include Mom Always Liked You Best by The Smothers Brothers and Lenny Bruce in Concert.

Which of the 1960s best comedy albums deserves the top spot on this list? Vote your favorite recordings a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one position, and get ready to laugh.

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Hello Dummy! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hello Dummy! Don Rickles

Nominated in 1969.

2
The Wonderful World of Jonatha... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
3
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh Allan Sherman
Won in 1964.
4
The Button-Down Mind Strikes B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! Bob Newhart
Won for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
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2,000 Year Old Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
2,000 Year Old Man Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
6
Take-Offs and Put-Ons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Take-Offs and Put-Ons George Carlin
Nominated in 1968.
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Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fel... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right! Bill Cosby
Nominated in 1964.
8
The First Family, Volumes 1 & ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The First Family Vaughn Meader
Won in 1963.
9
My Son, the Folk Singer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
My Son, the Folk Singer Allan Sherman
Nominated in 1963.
10
Ready or Not, Here Comes Godfr... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Ready or Not, Here Comes Godfrey Cambridge Godfrey Cambridge
Nominated in 1965.
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Mom Always Liked You Best is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Mom Always Liked You Best Smothers Brothers
Nominated in 1966.
12
Here’s Jonathan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Here’s Jonathan Jonathan Winters
Nominated in 1962.
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Homer & Jethro at the Country ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Homer & Jethro at the Country Club Homer and Jethro
Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1961.
14
For Swingin’ Livers Only! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
For Swingin’ Livers Only! Allan Sherman
Nominated in 1965.
15
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In Dan Rowan & Dick Martin

Nominated in 1969.

16
Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hamlet Andy Griffith
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.
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You Devil You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
You Devil You Flip Wilson

Nominated in 1969.

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Musically Mad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Musically Mad Bernie Green
Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.
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You Don’t Have to Be Jewish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
You Don’t Have to Be Jewish Bob Booker & George Foster
Nominated in 1966.
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An Evening with Mike Nichols a... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May Elaine May & Mike Nichols
Won in 1962.
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To Russell, My Brother, Whom I... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With

Won in 1969.

22
Jose Jimenez the Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Jose Jimenez the Astronaut Bill Dana
Nominated in 1962.
23
Whistle Stopping is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Whistle Stopping Jonathan Winters
Nominated in 1965.
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Another Day, Another World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Another Day, Another World Jonathan Winters
Nominated in 1963.
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Think Ethnic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Think Ethnic Smothers Brothers
Nominated in 1964.