Greatest Albums The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s  

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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.

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11 3
Eat It is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Eat It "Weird Al" Yankovic
Won in 1985.

2
8 1
Monty Python's The Meaning... is listed (or ranked) 2 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.

3
8 2
Dare to Be Stupid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Dare to Be Stupid "Weird Al" Yankovic
Nominated in 1986.

4
9 3
A Place for My Stuff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
A Place for My Stuff George Carlin
Nominated in 1983.

5
9 3
Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams
Won in 1989.

6
10 4
What Am I Doing in New Jersey? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
What Am I Doing in New Jersey? George Carlin
Nominated in 1989.

7
6 1
Finally Captured is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Finally Captured Jonathan Winters
Nominated in 1989.

8
8 3
Monty Python's Contractual Obl... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Monty Python
Nominated in 1981.

9
7 3
Polka Party! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Nominated in 1988.

10
7 3
Playin' with Your Head is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
George Carlin
Nominated in 1987.

11
6 2
Twist and Shout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Twist and Shout Rodney Dangerfield
Nominated in 1987.

12
8 5
Holy Smoke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Holy Smoke Richard Pryor
Nominated in 1981.

13
7 4
Wanted: Live in Concert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Wanted: Live in Concert Richard Pryor
Nominated in 1980.

14
7 4
No Respect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
No Respect Rodney Dangerfield
Won in 1981.

15
6 3
The Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Inquisition Mel Brooks
Nominated in 1982.

16
5 2
Even Worse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Even Worse "Weird Al" Yankovic
Nominated in 1989.

17
5 2
The Steve Martin Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Steve Martin Brothers Steve Martin
Nominated in 1983.

18
8 6
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
Nominated in 1983.

19
7 5
Rubber Biscuit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Rubber Biscuit The Blues Brothers
Nominated in 1980.

20
6 4
Reality… What a Concept is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Reality… What a Concept Robin Williams
Won in 1980.

21
6 4
Throbbing Python of Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Robin Williams
Nominated in 1984.

22
5 3
Comedy Is Not Pretty! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Comedy Is Not Pretty! Steve Martin
Nominated in 1980.

23
5 3
The Great White North is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
The Great White North Bob and Doug McKenzie
Nominated in 1983.

24
5 3
Richard Pryor: Here and Now is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Richard Pryor: Here and Now Richard Pryor
Nominated in 1985.

25
4 2
Born in East L.A. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s
Born in East L.A. Cheech & Chong
Nominated in 1986.