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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!

Nominated in 1969.

2
The Wonderful World of J... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
3
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
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
4
The Button-Down Mind Str... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!
Won for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
5
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadd... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh
Won in 1964.
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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
Nominated in 1968.
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Mom Always Liked You Bes... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Mom Always Liked You Best
Nominated in 1966.
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Bill Cosby Is a Very Fun... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!
Nominated in 1964.
9
Homer & Jethro at th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Homer & Jethro at the Country Club By Homer and Jethro (1960); Tracks: Skater's Waltz, Fascination & San Sntonio Rose
Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1961.
10
The First Family, Volume... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The First Family By Vaughn Meader (1962); Tracks: The Announcement, Astronauts & An Evening With JFK
Won in 1963.
11
My Son, the Folk Singer ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
My Son, the Folk Singer
Nominated in 1963.
12
You Devil You is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
You Devil You

Nominated in 1969.

13
Here’s Jonathan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Here’s Jonathan
Nominated in 1962.
14
An Evening with Mike Nic... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Won in 1962.
15
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In

Nominated in 1969.

16
To Russell, My Brother, ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With

Won in 1969.

17
Inside Shelley Berman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Inside Shelley Berman
Won for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.
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Ready or Not, Here Comes... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Ready or Not, Here Comes Godfrey Cambridge
Nominated in 1965.
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Musically Mad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Musically Mad By Bernie Green (1959); Tracks: Concerto for Two Hands, Laughing Raymond & Give Me That Good Old Progressive Jazz
Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.
20
Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Hamlet
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.
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The Edge of Shelley Berm... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
The Edge of Shelley Berman
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1961.
22
Sick Humor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Sick Humor
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in 1960.
23
A Party with Betty Comde... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Album in 1960.
24
Beyond the Fringe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
Beyond the Fringe
Nominated in 1963.
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For Swingin’ Livers Only... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1960s
For Swingin’ Livers Only!
Nominated in 1965.