Patton Oswalt wins the Best Comedy Album Grammy for “Talking For Clapping”

Congrats again to Patton Oswalt, who won the Grammy Award for 2016’s Best Comedy Album for “Talking For Clapping,” for which he previously also won the Emmy Award in September.

Kudos to ASpecialThing Records for producing the audio recording (Netflix had the exclusive on the video for the Emmy win).

You can find all the Grammy winners and nominees here.

Here’s Oswalt’s acceptance speech, in which he thanked the Recording Academy “for even being nominated in this group of comedians. Margaret Cho and David Cross were for me, when I was just starting out, they were people that I aspired to be as funny as, and then as I got more confident and maybe a little complacent at what I was doing, people like Tig Notaro and Amy Schumer came along to remind me. Like, ‘Hey, work hard at what you’re doing.’ So to all of you guys, thank you so much.”

“And…This has not been a fun year for me, and I think a lot of people. But I’m going to try to be as goofy and obnoxious as I possibly can, to help. It was bitterly ironic being nominated. It’s bittersweet winning this. I’m hoping to move beyond the bitterness. So, all of you, thank you so much, thank you.”

Congrats, too, to comedy legend Carol Burnett, who won the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for narrating the audiobook for her memoir, “In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox,” via Penguin Random House Audio.

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