It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. If that's true, then the comedians featured on this list should hold dozens of doctorates between them. These are the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album between 1990 and 1999 – in other words, this list features the very best comedy albums of the 1990s. Some of these 1990s best comedy albums were recorded at live standup shows, complete with off-the-cuff remarks and audience applause. Others use music as their comedic medium. But all of these acclaimed albums accomplish their main purpose: making listeners laugh.
You'll recognize plenty of names on this 1990s comedy albums list. Garrison Keillor, the Midwestern mastermind behind A Prairie Home Companion, had several Grammy-nominated releases in the 1990s, including More News from Lake Wobegon, Local Man Moves to the City, and Lake Wobegon USA. Adam Sandler was nominated for They're All Gonna Laugh at You! in 1995.
Jeff Foxworthy, the king of the redneck joke, was a favorite among comedy fans and Grammy voters in the '90s. Other notable Grammy-nominated comedy albums of the 1990s include Live From Hell by Sam Kinison and Martin Lawrence's Funk It.
It's up to you to determine which Grammy-recognized comedy album from the '90s deserves the top spot on this list. Make your voice heard by voting your favorites up towards number one.
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Parental Advisory: Explicit LyricsGeorge Carlin - Nominated in 1992.
The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner - Won in 1999.
I'm Telling You for the Last TimeJerry Seinfeld - Nominated in 1999.
Jonathan Winters into the ‘90sJonathan Winters - Nominated in 1991.
Wild ThingSam Kinison - Nominated in 1990.
Naked Beneath My ClothesRita Rudner - Nominated in 1993.
Without You I'm NothingSandra Bernhard - Nominated in 1990.
Jammin' in New YorkGeorge Carlin - Won in 1994.
Live From HellSam Kinison - Won in 1995.
Funk ItMartin Lawrence - Nominated in 1996.
Jonathan Winters is Terminator 3Jonathan Winters - Nominated in 1993.
Crank(y) CallsJonathan Winters - Won in 1996.
You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, and Doggone it, People Like You!Al Franken - Nominated in 1994.
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other ObservationsAl Franken - Won in 1997.
Dirty Jokes and BeerDrew Carey - Nominated in 1998.
Motherhood: The Second Oldest ProfessionErma Bombeck - Nominated in 1990.
Lake Wobegan USAGarrison Keillor - Nominated in 1994.
Pure DrivelSteve Martin - Nominated in 1999.
Roll with the NewChris Rock - Won in 1998.
The RantsDennis Miller - Nominated in 1997.
DiceAndrew Dice Clay - Nominated in 1990.
The Best of Comic Relief ’90Various Artists - Nominated in 1991.