And the comedians nominated for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards are…

Grammy nominations came out late Wednesday night, and for comedians, it was business as usual in the Best Comedy Album category, with previous winners Flight of the Conchords, Lewis Black and Robin Williams joined by previous nominees Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffin. Sorry, newcomers! Just like some of the other big music categories, it seems like Grammy likes herself a familiar name when it comes to comedy.

Note: The eligibility year for all categories began Sept. 1, 2009, and ended Sept. 30, 2010.

Best Comedy Album (for comedy recordings, spoken or musical)

Cho Dependent Margaret Cho [Clownery Records]
I Told You I Was Freaky Flight Of The Conchords [Sub Pop]
Kathy Griffin Does The Bible Belt Kathy Griffin [Donut Run, Inc.]
Stark Raving Black Lewis Black [Comedy Central Records]
Weapons Of Self Destruction Robin Williams [Columbia Records]


In the Best Spoken Word Album category, which as you can see, they've reclassified to include "poetry, audio books and storytelling," comedians and comic actors won out over politicians in 2010.

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
American On Purpose Craig Ferguson [HarperAudio]
The Bedwetter Sarah Silverman [HarperAudio]
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver &Sigourney Weaver) [Hachette Audio]
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Future… Michael J. Fox [Hyperion Audio]
This Time Together: Laughter And Reflection Carol Burnett [Random House Audio]
The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even Woody Allen [Audible Inc.]


The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be handed out on Feb. 13, 2011, live on CBS.

Sean L. McCarthy

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