Comedians Nominated for 2020 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to the nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards!

Here are the comedians and comedies in the running for Emmys, which will be handed out Sept. 20, 2020, on ABC.


  • Dave Chappelle, Sticks & Stones (Netflix)
  • Dave Chappelle, Mark Twain Prize ceremony (PBS)
  • Hannah Gadsby, Douglas (Netflix)
  • Jerry Seinfeld, 23 Hours to KIll (Netflix)
  • John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix)
  • Tiffany Haddish, Black Mitzvah (Netflix)


  • Dave Chappelle, Sticks & Stones (Netflix)
  • Hannah Gadsby, Douglas (Netflix)
  • John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix)
  • Patton Oswalt, I Love Everything (Netflix)
  • Seth Meyers, Lobby Baby (Netflix)


  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)


  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)



  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Schitt’s Creek (POP TV)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX)



  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday (Showtime)
  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
  • Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek (POP TV)
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
  • Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek (POP TV)
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)


  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
  • Mahershala Ali, Ramy (Hulu)
  • Kenan Thompson, SNL (NBC)
  • Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (POP TV)
  • William Jackson Harper, The Good Place (NBC)
  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • Tony Shaloub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
  • Yvonne Orji, Insecure (HBO)
  • Cecily Strong, SNL (NBC)
  • Kate McKinnon, SNL (NBC)
  • Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek (POP TV)
  • D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place (NBC)
  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)


  • Fred Willard, Modern Family
  • Dev Patel, Modern Love
  • Adam Driver, SNL
  • Eddie Murphy, SNL
  • Brad Pitt, SNL
  • Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Maya Rudolph, SNL
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, SNL
  • Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
  • Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Bette Midler, The Politician


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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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