Grammys: Craig Ferguson, Jay Mohr, Wyatt Cenac React to Best Comedy Album Nominations
Louis C.K. and Lisa Lampanelli were also nominated.
The Grammy nominations for 2016 were announced today, and many of the nominees for best comedy album took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news.
Louis C.K.'s Live at Madison Square Garden, Lisa Lampanelli's Back to the Drawing Board, Wyatt Cenac's Brooklyn, Jay Mohr's Happy. And A Lot. and Craig Ferguson's Just Being Honest were all nominated for best comedy album.
Craig Ferguson was the first to react on Twitter. "Just been told my latest special #justbeinghonest has been nominated for best comedy album. Thank you so much @TheGRAMMYs," he wrote. Ferguson previously received a 2014 Grammy nomination for best comedy album for his comedy special I'm Here to Help and also received a Grammy nomination in 2011 for best spoken word album.
Wyatt Cenac joked that he was already primed to lose when he reacted to his nomination. "Fully expect to lose to Louis CK... Thanks to anyone who bought the album, came to a show or just waved awkwardly," he wrote on Twitter. This is Cenac's first Grammy nomination.
Fully expect to lose to Louis CK... Thanks to anyone who bought the album, came to a show or just waved awkwardly. https://t.co/b4Mhm58Gqh— Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac) December 7, 2015
First-time nominee Jay Mohr was thrilled about his nomination, thanking his wife Nikki Cox for "writing great material" and speaking about their son Meredith Daniel as their muse. "This morning we're Grammy nominated," he said, "Stunned."
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Lisa Lampanelli's and Louis C.K.'s reps for comments from the comedians about their nominations. Lampanelli was previously nominated for best comedy album in 2008 for Dirty Girl. Louis C.K. won for best comedy album in 2012 for Hilarious and was nominated in 2015 for Oh My God.