The 58th annual Grammy Awards announced the full slate of nominations this morning, and somewhere Nikki Cox is telling her husband told you so. Cox wrote Jay Mohr’s latest stand-up special, Happy. And A Lot. Which is up for Comedy Album of the Year.
I’ve written plenty about the Grammys and their penchant for bringing back returning nominees year after year no matter what the rest of the industry has done in the past nomination year (which runs Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015). But we’ll have plenty more time to talk about what to do with the Grammys. For now, let’s celebrate the comedians nominated not only in Comedy Album of the Year but also across the board of Spoken Word and other categories!
Back To The Drawing Board
Happy. And A Lot.
Just Being Honest
Live At Madison Square Garden
Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø)
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller)
Janis Ian & Jean Smart
Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)
In BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM, Seth MacFarlane is nominated for No One Ever Tells You. He’s up against Bob Dylan, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow and Tony Bennett. Ahem.
And in nominations that surprise nobody nowhere, BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM includes the cast recording of Hamilton composed and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.