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Comedy in the 1980s just might belong to "Weird Al" Yankovic. The parody master was nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album during that decade, for his releases Even WorsePolka Party!, and Dare to Be Stupid. But he's just one of the talented nominees featured on this list of 1980s best comedy albums. Some of the funny people who released Grammy-nominated 1980s albums were fixtures on the standup scene, while others recorded audio versions of their hilarious best-selling books. A few of these best 1980s album nominees were even taped at live comedy shows.

What albums are considered the best comedy albums of the 1980s? Movie fans know Robin Williams as the versatile star of such films as Good Will Hunting and Mrs. Doubtfire, but he is also a Grammy-winning recording artist. Cheech & Chong's Born in East L.A. is another one of the best Grammy-Nominated comedy albums of the decade. Other good releases featured on this list include Steven Wright's I Have a Pony and Rodney Dangerfield's Twist and Shout.

Which 1980s Grammy-nominated comedy album do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list.
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Finally Captured is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Finally Captured Jonathan Winters - Nominated in 1989.

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Eat It is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Eat It "Weird Al" Yankovic - Won in 1985.

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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams - Won in 1989.

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Monty Python's The Meaning... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life OST Monty Python - Nominated in 1984.

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Dare to Be Stupid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Dare to Be Stupid "Weird Al" Yankovic - Nominated in 1986.

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Twist and Shout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Twist and Shout Rodney Dangerfield - Nominated in 1987.

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Polka Party! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Polka Party! "Weird Al" Yankovic - Nominated in 1988.

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A Place for My Stuff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
A Place for My Stuff George Carlin - Nominated in 1983.

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What Am I Doing in New Jersey? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
What Am I Doing in New Jersey? George Carlin - Nominated in 1989.

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Holy Smoke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Holy Smoke Richard Pryor - Nominated in 1981.

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Monty Python's Contractual Obl... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album Monty Python - Nominated in 1981.

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No Respect is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
No Respect Rodney Dangerfield - Won in 1981.

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy - Nominated in 1983.

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Wanted: Live in Concert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Wanted: Live in Concert Richard Pryor - Nominated in 1980.

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Rubber Biscuit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Rubber Biscuit The Blues Brothers - Nominated in 1980.

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Reality… What a Concept is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Reality… What a Concept Robin Williams - Won in 1980.

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The Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Inquisition Mel Brooks - Nominated in 1982.

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Playin' with Your Head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Playin' with Your Head George Carlin - Nominated in 1987.

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Even Worse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Even Worse "Weird Al" Yankovic - Nominated in 1989.

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The Steve Martin Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Steve Martin Brothers Steve Martin - Nominated in 1983.

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Richard Pryor: Here and Now is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Richard Pryor: Here and Now Richard Pryor - Nominated in 1985.

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Eddie Murphy: Comedian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Eddie Murphy: Comedian Eddie Murphy - Won in 1984.

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Rev. Du Rite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Rev. Du Rite Richard Pryor - Won in 1982.

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Throbbing Python of Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Throbbing Python of Love Robin Williams - Nominated in 1984.

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Live on the Sunset Strip is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Live on the Sunset Strip Richard Pryor - Won in 1983.

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Live from New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Live from New York Gilda Radner - Nominated in 1981.

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Comedy Is Not Pretty! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Comedy Is Not Pretty! Steve Martin - Nominated in 1980.

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The Great White North is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Great White North Bob and Doug McKenzie - Nominated in 1983.

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Rappin' Rodney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Rappin' Rodney Rodney Dangerfield - Nominated in 1985.

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You Look Marvelous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
You Look Marvelous Billy Crystal - Nominated in 1986.

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Born in East L.A. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Born in East L.A. Cheech & Chong - Nominated in 1986.

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A Night at the Met is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
A Night at the Met Robin Williams - Won in 1988.

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Airplane! Various artists - Nominated in 1982.

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Bill Cosby: Himself is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Bill Cosby: Himself Bill Cosby - Nominated in 1984.

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I Need Your Help, Barry Manilo... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow Ray Stevens - Nominated in 1980.

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Urban Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Urban Chipmunk The Chipmunks - Nominated in 1982.

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Live at St. Douglas Convent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Live at St. Douglas Convent Father Guido Sarducci - Nominated in 1981.

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Hurt Me Baby – Make Me Write B... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Hurt Me Baby – Make Me Write Bad Checks! Rick Dees - Nominated in 1985.

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Would Jesus Wear a Rolex is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Would Jesus Wear a Rolex Ray Stevens - Nominated in 1988.

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The World According to Me! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The World According to Me! Jackie Mason - Nominated in 1988.

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The Best of Bob and Ray, Vol. ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Best of Bob and Ray, Vol. 1 Bob Elliot & Ray Goulding - Nominated in 1988.

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Bob and Ray: A Night of Two St... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Bob and Ray: A Night of Two Stars Recorded Live at Carnegie Hall Bob Elliot & Ray Goulding - Nominated in 1987.

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Those of You with or Without C... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Those of You with or Without Children, You'll Understand Bill Cosby - Won in 1987.

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I Have a Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
I Have a Pony Steven Wright - Nominated in 1987.

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What Becomes a Semi-Legend Mos... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? Joan Rivers - Nominated in 1984.

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Whoopi Goldberg (Original Broa... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Whoopi Goldberg (Original Broadway Show Recording) Whoopi Goldberg - Won in 1986.

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Mud Will Be Flung Tonight is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Mud Will Be Flung Tonight Bette Midler - Nominated in 1987.

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The Three Faces of Al is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Three Faces of Al Firesign Theatre - Nominated in 1985.

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Honeymooners Rap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Honeymooners Rap Joe Piscopo - Nominated in 1986.

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Fontaine: Why Am I Straight? is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Fontaine: Why Am I Straight? Whoopi Goldberg - Nominated in 1989.