Louis C.K. wins Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year in 2016 for “Live at Madison Square Garden”

Louis CK has won his second Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year, taking home the trophy tonight for “Live at Madison Square Garden.”

He previously won the Grammy in 2012 for “Hilarious.”

Live at Madison Square Garden came out of CK’s three sold-out shows last year in New York City. As he described it for sale initially through his site, louisck.net: “Hi. This is a comedy album. It’s the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some of it isn’t. But it’s also a fun show on its own. BUT since it’s repeated material, I’m giving you the option to set your price anywhere from 1 dollar to 85. The default is $5. I hope you like it.┬áThis is an audio-only show. It can be streamed directly on the site, or downloaded as FLAC or MP3 files.”

CK wasn’t in attendance for the pre-show Grammy Awards, held on the same stage as tonight’s live telecast and which livestreamed to an online audience today.

The other comedy album nominees this year at the Grammys were Wyatt Cenac for “Brooklyn,” Craig Ferguson for “Just Being Honest,” Lisa Lampanelli for “Back to the Drawing Board,” and Jay Mohr for “Happy. And a Lot.”

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