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.
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Eat It"Weird Al" Yankovic - Won in 1985.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life OSTMonty Python - Nominated in 1984.
Dare to Be Stupid"Weird Al" Yankovic - Nominated in 1986.
A Place for My StuffGeorge Carlin - Nominated in 1983.
Good Morning, VietnamRobin Williams - Won in 1989.
What Am I Doing in New Jersey?George Carlin - Nominated in 1989.
Finally CapturedJonathan Winters - Nominated in 1989.