Dave Chappelle wins the Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year

To the surprise of perhaps nobody outside of Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the audio double-album of his first two Netflix specials of 2017, The Age of Spin and Deep In the Heart of Texas.

Chappelle hadn’t put out a comedy album in what seemed like forever, which only made it slightly less surprising to hear him say upon accepting his Grammy: “I am honored to win an award…finally.”

But he was sincere and straight to the point about thanking just about everybody.


Earlier in the telecast, Chappelle helped contribute to the opening performance by remarking on how remarkable Kendrick Lamar is. Jim Gaffigan also made light of how he knew he’d lose to Chappelle in a great bit introducing another performance.

And after Trevor Noah announced the comedy Grammy, Grammys host James Corden gave all of the other comedy nominees puppies. Yay, puppies!


Here’s more from the comedians on the red carpet.


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