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 Worse, Polka 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.
Eat It"Weird Al" YankovicWon in 1985.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life OSTMonty PythonNominated in 1984.
What Am I Doing in New Jersey?George CarlinNominated in 1989.
A Place for My StuffGeorge CarlinNominated in 1983.
Dare to Be Stupid"Weird Al" YankovicNominated in 1986.
Good Morning, VietnamRobin WilliamsWon in 1989.
- 7176Nominated in 1981.
Finally CapturedJonathan WintersNominated in 1989.
- 9156Nominated in 1988.
- 10156Nominated in 1987.
Twist and ShoutRodney DangerfieldNominated in 1987.
Holy SmokeRichard PryorNominated in 1981.
No RespectRodney DangerfieldWon in 1981.
Wanted: Live in ConcertRichard PryorNominated in 1980.
The InquisitionMel BrooksNominated in 1982.
Rubber BiscuitThe Blues BrothersNominated in 1980.
Even Worse"Weird Al" YankovicNominated in 1989.
The Steve Martin BrothersSteve MartinNominated in 1983.
Eddie MurphyEddie MurphyNominated in 1983.
- 20128Nominated in 1984.
Reality… What a ConceptRobin WilliamsWon in 1980.
Comedy Is Not Pretty!Steve MartinNominated in 1980.
The Great White NorthBob and Doug McKenzieNominated in 1983.
Richard Pryor: Here and NowRichard PryorNominated in 1985.
Airplane!Various artistsNominated in 1982.