This Sunday, the cultural tastemakers at the Grammys will reveal to society what the best comedy album of 2012 was. While it'll certainly be tough to follow up last year's winner (Louis CK won for his work on 'Hilarious,' and proceeded to respond by saying "Thank you to whoever decides to give those things to people. And thank you to people who buy things that i make and then laugh."), there are certainly some solid selections for 2012. A little disappointed Bill Burr's "You People Are All The Same," didn't make the cut, though half the reason I said that was to make it seem like know a shit ton more about comedy albums than you.
Nominees this year ranged from Jimmy Fallon's musical stylings, to Jack Black being Jack Black, to the always funny Jim Gaffigan:
Kathy Griffin - Kathy Griffin: Seaman First Class
The long-time comedic vet delivers a trademark performance, going after Miley Cyrus, Anderson Cooper, "The Real Houswives of Orange County," among other ramblings.
Lewis Black - In God We Rust
Here, voice decibel level pioneer Lewis Black drops some truth bombs about the always dreaded Valentines Day
Jimmy Fallon - Blow Your Pants Off
This is a twelve-track studio album, featuring appearances from Justin Timberlake, Dave Matthews, and Paul McCartney. Many of the songs, as you may recall, are originally from "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Jim Gaffigan - Mr. Universe
Perhaps Mr. Gaffigan's finest work yet. Here is some disturbingly accurate musings about McDonalds.
Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
Jack Black has never been for everyone. But if you listen closely, he does say stuff worth saying.
Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent (Live in Concert)
Among other things, funnywoman Cho discusses her recent appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Seems like it was a good time.