George Carlin. Chris Rock. Margaret Cho. These are just a few of the incredibly talented – and howlingly funny – nominees for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in the 2000s. The best comedy albums of the 2000s covered topics as far-ranging as politics and observational humor, American history and irreverent song. But all of the 2000s best comedy albums featured a spark of originality, thanks to the performers who recorded them.
Which comedian should top this 2000s comedy albums list? The legendary George Carlin won three Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album during this decade for his releases It's Bad for Ya, Napalm & Silly Putty, and Brain Droppings. Throughout his career, the foul-mouthed comedian took home this trophy a total of five times. Chris Rock also won Grammy Awards in the 2000s for his albums Bigger & Blacker and Never Scared.
The 2000s also introduced the world to a pair of hilarious New Zealanders known as Flight of the Conchords. This musical duo won a Grammy in 2008 and was nominated again the following year. Other fan-favorite Grammy-nominated comedy albums of the 2000s include Shut Up You F*cking Baby! by David Cross and Stan and Judy's Kid by Adam Sandler.Which 2000s comedy album do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Vote your favorite releases up and get ready to laugh.
You Are All DiseasedGeorge CarlinNominated in 2000.
Robin Williams: Live on BroadwayRobin WilliamsWon in 2003.
Brain DroppingsGeorge CarlinWon in 2001.
The Original Kings of ComedySteve Harvey, Bernie MacNominated in 2001.
It's Bad for YaGeorge CarlinWon in 2009.
- Nominated in 2007.
- Nominated in 2003.
Napalm & Silly PuttyGeorge CarlinWon in 2002.
Bigger & BlackerChris RockWon in 2000.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents ... America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy InactionJon Stewart and the cast of The Daily ShowWon in 2005.
Come Poop With MeRobert SmigelNominated in 2005.
How Paul Robeson Saved My Life and Other Mostly Happy StoriesCarl ReinerNominated in 2000.
The Agoraphobic CowboyRick MoranisNominated in 2006.
- Won in 2004.
Blue Collar Comedy Tour — One For The RoadBill Engvall, Ron WhiteNominated in 2007.
Live at Carnegie HallRay RomanoNominated in 2002.
I Still Have a PonySteven WrightNominated in 2008.
The Prisoner Of Second AvenueRichard Dreyfuss & Marsha MasonNominated in 2001.
Big FunnyJeff FoxworthyNominated in 2001.
I Rant, Therefore, I AmDennis MillerNominated in 2001.
Oh, the Things I Know!Al FrankenNominated in 2003.
Team LeaderGeorge LopezNominated in 2004.
The Rant ZoneDennis MillerNominated in 2003.
Life Is Worth LosingGeorge CarlinNominated in 2007.
America's MexicanGeorge LopezNominated in 2008.