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.

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Geraldine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Geraldine Flip Wilson - Nominated in 1973.

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The Devil Made Me Buy This Dre... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress Flip Wilson - Won in 1971.

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Flip: The Flip Wilson Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Flip: The Flip Wilson Show Flip Wilson - Nominated in 1972.

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Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Fat Albert Bill Cosby - Nominated in 1974.

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Bicentennial Nigger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Richard Pryor - Won in 1977.

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...Is It Something I Said? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Richard Pryor - Won in 1976.

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Child of the 50s is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Child of the 50s Robert Klein - Nominated in 1974.

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Ajax Liquor Store is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Ajax Liquor Store Hudson & Landry - Nominated in 1972.

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Sports is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Sports Bill Cosby - Won in 1970.

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Daddy Played First Base is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Daddy Played First Base Homer & Jethro - Nominated in 1971.

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Sex and Violins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Sex and Violins Martin Mull - Nominated in 1979.

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A Star is Bought is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
A Star is Bought Albert Brooks - Nominated in 1976.

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The Missing White House Tapes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Missing White House Tapes National Lampoon - Nominated in 1975.

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Booga! Booga! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Booga! Booga! David Steinberg - Nominated in 1975.

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Richard Nixon: A Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Richard Nixon: A Fantasy David Frye - Nominated in 1974.

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Modern Scream is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Modern Scream Lily Tomlin - Nominated in 1976.

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Goodbye Pop 1952–1976 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Goodbye Pop 1952–1976 National Lampoon - Nominated in 1977.

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The Begatting of the President is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Begatting of the President Orson Welles - Nominated in 1971.

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Bill Cosby Is Not Himself Thes... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days Bill Cosby - Nominated in 1977.

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I Am the President is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
I Am the President David Frye - Nominated in 1971.

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The Ernie Kovacs Album is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
The Ernie Kovacs Album Ernie Kovacs - Nominated in 1978.

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Live: Madison Square Garden Ce... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
Live: Madison Square Garden Center Bill Cosby - Nominated in 1971.

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When I Was a Kid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1970s
When I Was a Kid Bill Cosby - Nominated in 1972.