Comedians nominated for 2021 Grammy awards | Shortlists announced

Comedians nominated for 2021 Grammy awards

Shortlists announced

Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan  Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt and Jerry Seinfeld have been nominated in the 2021’s Grammy Awards.

The stand-ups are all shortlisted in the comedy category of America’s recording industry awards

Burr’s Netflix special, Paper Tiger, was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London and covers the Me Too movement, feminism, and the comic's anger issues.

In The Pale Tourist, which was made for Amazon Prime, Gaffigan travelled the world meeting locals, which he used to created stand-up sets specific to each place he visited.

Haddish – who was nominated for the best spoken word Grammy last year - is shortlisted for her Netflix special, Black Mitzvah, which covers her rise to stardom.

In I Love Everything, Oswalt discusses the travails of entering his 50s and about finding love again after the death of his wife.

And Seinfeld’s 23 Hours to Kill, recorded in New York and named after the period in which comedians aren’t on stage, offers more of the stand-up’s observational minutiae as well as reflections on married life.

The winners will be named at a ceremony on January 31.

Published: 25 Nov 2020

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