The Recording Academy awarded Louis C.K. the Grammy for best Comedy Album last night. C.K.’s album, Sincerely Louis C.K., bested five other nominees — Chelsea Handler’s Evolution, Lavell Crawford’s The Comedy Vaccine, Lewis Black’s Thanks for Risking Your Life, Kevin Hart’s Zero Fucks Given, and Nate Bargatze’s The Greatest Average American.
It obviously didn’t go down well on Social Media. Some saw it as political. Nothing to do with the fact that it’s a great special. Which of course is their right to feel and think. It makes it hard to take, especially when it comes from the ‘smarter people’, as seen below.
Others took it personally in terms of the comics past ‘transgressions’. (His proclivities they find abhorrent.) They of course have every right to stalk and berate and bemoan him at every turn for the rest of his existence for these ‘choices’, and for the ‘choices’ several others made in unison with him, but I personally applaud the Academy and am just happy no one got slapped.
*I myself was rooting for Chelsea Handler. She’s done so much for the culture.
She’s just due. (Shrug.)