Greatest Albums 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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The Wonderful World of Jonatha... is listed (or ranked) 1 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.

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Hello Dummy! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hello Dummy! Don Rickles -

Nominated in 1969.

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2,000 Year Old Man is listed (or ranked) 3 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.

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Take-Offs and Put-Ons is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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.

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The Button-Down Mind Strikes B... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh Allan Sherman - Won in 1964.

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My Son, the Folk Singer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
My Son, the Folk Singer Allan Sherman - Nominated in 1963.

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Godfr... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Here’s Jonathan is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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.

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Mom Always Liked You Best is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Mom Always Liked You Best Smothers Brothers - Nominated in 1966.

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Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In is listed (or ranked) 13 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.

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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.

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Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Musically Mad is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Sick Humor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Sick Humor Lenny Bruce - Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.

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An Evening with Mike Nichols a... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The First Family, Volumes 1 & ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The First Family Vaughn Meader - Won in 1963.

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To Russell, My Brother, Whom I... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With

Won in 1969.

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Jose Jimenez the Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Jose Jimenez the Astronaut Bill Dana - Nominated in 1962.

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You Don’t Have to Be Jewish is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at the Cannes Film Festival Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks - Nominated in 1964.

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Whistle Stopping is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Think Ethnic Smothers Brothers - Nominated in 1964.

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You Devil You is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
You Devil You Flip Wilson -

Nominated in 1969.

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Revenge Bill Cosby - Won in 1968.

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Them Cotton Pickin’ Days is Ov... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Them Cotton Pickin’ Days is Over Godfrey Cambridge - Nominated in 1966.

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Why Is There Air? is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Why Is There Air? Bill Cosby - Won in 1966.

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A Party with Betty Comden and ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green Betty Comden & Adolph Green - Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.

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Beyond the Fringe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Beyond the Fringe Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller & Dudley Moore - Nominated in 1963.

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Inside Shelley Berman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Inside Shelley Berman Shelley Berman - Won for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.

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Funny Way to Make an Album is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Funny Way to Make an Album Don Bowman - Nominated in 1967.

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Wonderfulness is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Wonderfulness Bill Cosby - Won in 1967.

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Lenny Bruce in Concert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Lenny Bruce in Concert Lenny Bruce - Nominated in 1968.

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The Battle of Kookamonga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Battle of Kookamonga Homer and Jethro - Won for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.

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Cowboys and Colored People is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Cowboys and Colored People Flip Wilson - Nominated in 1968.

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An Evening Wasted with Tom Leh... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer - Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1961.

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Jonathan and Darlene Edwards i... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris Jo Stafford & Paul Weston - Won for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1961.

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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Woody Allen Woody Allen - Nominated in 1965.

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Nichols and May Examine Doctor... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Nichols and May Examine Doctors Elaine May & Mike Nichols - Nominated in 1963.

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The Edge of Shelley Berman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Edge of Shelley Berman Shelley Berman - Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.

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I Started Out as a Child is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
I Started Out as a Child Bill Cosby - Won in 1965.

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I Am the Greatest! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
I Am the Greatest! Cassius Clay - Nominated in 1964.

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Charlie Weaver Sings for His P... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Charlie Weaver Sings for His People Cliff Arquette - Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.

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Monster Rally is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Monster Rally Hans Conreid & Alice Pearce - Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.

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Stan Freberg with Original Cas... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Stan Freberg with Original Cast Stan Freberg - Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.

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Alvin for President is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Alvin for President David Seville - Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1961.

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Downtown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Downtown Mrs. Elva Miller - Nominated in 1967.