VOTE The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s  

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The 1970s marked a groundbreaking decade in the world of comedy. The nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album are a remarkable – and side-splitting – illustration of that golden age. The best comedy albums of the 1970s come in many forms. Some of these Grammy-nominated 1970s albums showcase witty observations, while other hilarious acts combine music and stand-up. Many of the comedians behind these albums are considered among the best performers of all time.

What releases will you find on this 1970s comedy albums list? Long before Up in Smoke became the most iconic stoner film of all time, Cheech & Chong were cracking up comedy fans with their Grammy-nominated albums throughout the '70s. The hilarious duo, comprised of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, took home the trophy for their 1974 release, Los Cochinos. George Carlin also had several Grammy-nominated comedy albums in the decade.

The 1970s practically belonged to Richard Pryor. That N*****'s Crazy, …Is It Something I Said?, and Are You Serious??? were all nominated for Grammys. Other good Grammy-recognized albums of the '70s include Lily Tomlin's This Is A Recording and You Gotta Wash Your Ass by Redd Foxx.

Which of these best 1970s album nominees belongs at the top of this list? That's up to you to decide. Vote your favorite recordings up to number one by giving them a thumbs up.

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A Wild and Crazy Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
A Wild and Crazy Guy Steve Martin
Won in 1979.

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Cheech and Chong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Cheech & Chong
Nominated in 1972.

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Are You Serious??? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Are You Serious??? Richard Pryor
Nominated in 1978.

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The Monty Python Matching Tie ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief Monty Python
Nominated in 1976.

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FM & AM is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
FM & AM George Carlin
Won in 1973.

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An Evening with Wally Londo Fe... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo George Carlin
Nominated in 1976.

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Don Rickles Speaks! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Don Rickles Speaks! Don Rickles
Nominated in 1970.

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Saturday Night Live Lorne Michaels & Saturday Night Live cast members
Nominated in 1978.

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On the Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
On the Road George Carlin
Nominated in 1978.

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Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Cheech & Chong
Nominated in 1975.

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That N*****'s Crazy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
That N*****'s Crazy Richard Pryor
Won in 1975.

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The Wizard of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Wizard of Comedy Richard Pryor
Nominated in 1979.

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
All in the Family Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers & Rob Reiner
Nominated in 1973.

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You Gotta Wash Your Ass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
You Gotta Wash Your Ass Redd Foxx
Nominated in 1977.

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Let's Get Small is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Let's Get Small Steve Martin, Trouble Funk
Won in 1978.

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The Rutles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Rutles The Rutles
Nominated in 1979.

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Big Bambu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Cheech & Chong
Nominated in 1973.

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On Stage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
On Stage Lily Tomlin
Nominated in 1979.

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This Is a Recording is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
This Is a Recording Lily Tomlin
Won in 1972.

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Berkeley Concert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Berkeley Concert Lenny Bruce
Nominated in 1970.

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Sleeping Beauty Cheech & Chong
Nominated in 1977.

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Los Cochinos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Cheech & Chong
Won in 1974.

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Occupation: Foole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Occupation: Foole George Carlin
Nominated in 1974.

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Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Lemmings National Lampoon
Nominated in 1974.

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Mind Over Matter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Mind Over Matter Robert Klein
Nominated in 1975.