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Laughspin Podcast, episode 82: Patrice O’Neal, Kathy Griffin, Kanye West

Laughspin Podcast, episode 82: Patrice O’Neal, Kathy Griffin, Kanye West

By | December 13, 2013 at 8:58 am | No comments

On a brand new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I go off the rails just a tad on the Recording Academy and their insistence on nominating Kathy Griffin for a best comedy album Grammy every year despite her not releasing what I would consider a proper album. Mike listens...

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Recording Academy still nominating Kathy Griffin for Grammys, for some reason

Recording Academy still nominating Kathy Griffin for Grammys, for some reason

By | December 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm | One comment

The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have once again, despite the huge amount of quality stand-up released in 2013, felt it necessary to laud Kathy Griffin in the best comedy album category. It's the sixth year in a row they've done so. Griffin's album this year Calm Down...

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Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

By | February 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm | 4 comments

Although the main ceremony for the 55th annual Grammy Awards hasn't begun yet, we can tell you that Jimmy Fallon has snagged the award for Best Comedy Album for his work on Blow Your Pants Off, a set of funny songs featuring the likes of Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Bruce...

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Who should win the Grammy for best comedy album? (Poll)

Who should win the Grammy for best comedy album? (Poll)

By | February 8, 2013 at 11:35 am | No comments

This Sunday, the Recording Academy will honor the best comedy album of 2012 by bestowing upon one of six artists a Grammy. Now, we’ve already established the Academy really doesn’t know shit about comedy so we thought it would be more valuable to ask you, dear Laughspinners...

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Recording Academy continues unhealthy Kathy Griffin obsession with fifth straight Grammy nomination

Recording Academy continues unhealthy Kathy Griffin obsession with fifth straight Grammy nomination

By | December 10, 2012 at 10:47 am | One comment

For the fifth year in a row, the Recording Academy lazily pushed Kathy Griffin onto the list of nominees for Best Comedy Album, despite the fact that -- once again -- her "album" is nothing more than the completely censored audio ripped from her latest Bravo special. This time,...

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Watch Jim Norton push his comedy album on the Grammys red carpet

Watch Jim Norton push his comedy album on the Grammys red carpet

By | February 14, 2012 at 8:16 am | One comment

Late last year, Jim Norton's newest album Despicable landed at number eight on our list of the 10 best albums of 2011. So we obviously know it's a great album, but do fancy pants celebrities know it? Well, Norton, on behalf of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, tried his best to...

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Louis C.K. wins Grammy for Best Comedy Album

Louis C.K. wins Grammy for Best Comedy Album

By | February 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 13 comments

Though it's hours before the Grammy Awards are set to broadcast live on CBS, we can report that Louis C.K. has snagged the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. His outstanding release Hilarious beat out Kathy Griffin, Weird Al Yankovic, Patton Oswalt and The Lonely Island. You can...

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Grammy nominations for best comedy album not as horrible as usual

Grammy nominations for best comedy album not as horrible as usual

By | December 1, 2011 at 8:30 am | 13 comments

The folks at the Grammys have had a recent history of nominating some pretty questionable albums for their Best Comedy Album category. In 2008 they gave the award to Flight of the Conchords for their 23-minute EP The Distant Future (not an album). In 2009, George Lopez's album...

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Grammy committee once again proves they don't give a shit about comedy

By | December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 12 comments

Ah, yes. It's that time of year again when the mainstream entertainment industry reminds us just how much they don't give a shit about the world of stand-up comedy by doling out Grammy nominations to some of the least deserving -- but wildly popular -- artists. It's also the...

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