The end of each year brings a gaggle of lists along with it. Some, for personal holiday wishes. Others amass societal retrospectives from previous months’ notable achievements. This week, The Comic’s Comic posted the 2012 Grammy nominations, and a slew of seriously funny people are in contention.
The 54th annual event happens February 12, 2012. It’s never a bad thing to see comedians in musician categories, and Steve Martin receives notoriety for his bluegrass album, Rare Bird Alert. Tina Fey’s Bossypants & Betty White’s If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) both nabbed nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. After already taking home the Tony, I’m personally very excited The Book of Mormon snagged a nod. Should it snag Grammy gold, Trey Parker & Matt Stone move nearer still to the highly-coveted EGOT.
Stating the obvious, the Best Comedy Album category is a real doozie. “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kathy Griffin, The Lonely Island, Patton Oswalt, and the unfailing Louis C.K. made good marks. Check out The Comic’s Comic for the full list of achievers.