Grammy Awards for Spoken Word

Sponsored by the Recording Academy, Grammys are awarded yearly to the Best Spoken Word Album and Best Spoken Comedy Album. The Grammys are announced in February.


2013

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t
   Available on CD (818.6 C6845.am)
   Performing Artist: Stephen Colbert

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Calm Down Gurrl
   Performing Artist: Kathy Griffin

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2012

Best Spoken Word Album

Title:Society's Child: My Autobiography
   Available on CD (B I115.so)
   Performing Artist: Janis Ian

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Blow Your Pants Off
   Available on CD (792.23 F1964.bL)
   Performing Artist: Jimmy Fallon

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2011

Best Spoken Word Album

Title:If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)
   Available on CD (B W5827.if)
   Performing Artist: Betty White

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Hilarious
   Available on CD (792.23 L8884.hi)
   Performing Artist: C.K. Louis

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2010

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth
   Available on CD (817.54 E125ea)
   Performing Artist: Jon Stewart

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Stark Raving Black
   Available on CD
   Performing Artist: Lewis Black

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2009

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: Always Looking Up
   Available on CD (B F7935.aL)
   Performing Artist: Michael J. Fox

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
    Performing Artist: Stephen Colbert

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2008

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: An Inconvenient Truth
   Available on CD (363.73874 G)
   Performing Artist: Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon, and Blair Underwood

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: It's Bad For Ya
    Available on CD (792.23 C2824.it)
    Performing Artist: George Carlin

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2007

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: The Audacity of Hope
    Available abridged on CD (320.973 0)
    Performing Artist: Barack Obama

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: The Distant Future
    Available on CD (MR FLIG DF F46)
   Performing Artist: Flight Of The Conchords

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2006

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
    Available unabridged on CD (306.0973 C)
    Performing Artist: Jimmy Carter

Title: With Ossie and Ruby: In this Life Together
    Available abridged on CD (927.92 D)
    Performing Artist: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: The Carnegie Hall Performance
    Available on CD (792.23 B6275.ca)
    Performing Artist: Lewis Black

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2005

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: Dreams from My Father
    Performing Artist: Barack Obama

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Never Scared
    Available on CD (792.23 R6822.ne)
    Performing Artist: Chris Rock

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2004

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: My Life
    Available unabridged on CD and abridged on CD (B C6413.my)
    Performing Artist: Bill Clinton

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: America (the Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
    Performing Artist: Jon Stewart and the Cast of the Daily Show

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2003

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
    Available unabridged on CD (320.520973 F)
    Performing Artist: Al Franken

Best Comedy Album

Title: Poodle Hat
    Available on CD (MR YANK PH Y94)
    Performing Artist: "Weird Al" Yankovic

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2002

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: A Song Flung Up to Heaven
    Available unabridged on CD (B A5846.so)
    Performing Artist: Maya Angelou

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Robin Williams Live 2002
    Available on CD (792.23 W7186.Li)
    Performing Artist: Robin Williams

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2001

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones    
    Performing Artist: Quincy Jones

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: Napalm and Silly Putty
    Available unabridged on CD (818.54 C2824.na)
    Performing Artist: George Carlin

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2000

Best Spoken Word Album

Title: The Measure of a Man
    Available unabridged on CD (B P7575.me)
    Performing Artist: Sidney Poiter

Best Spoken Comedy Album

Title: BrainDroppings
    Available unabridged on CD (817.54 C2824.br)
    Performing Artist: George Carlin

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