Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stephen Colbert wins a Best Comedy Album Grammy

Stephen Colbert beat a fellow late night talk show host (George Lopez) as well as Spinal Tap, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Patton Oswalt and Kathy Griffin to take home the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. Perhaps it's a sign of the times, but A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All has never been released on CD. The TV special which spawned the songs (which were written by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger) is available on DVD, and the music can be purchased on iTunes.

"Thank you very much," said Colbert upon winning the trophy. "This is a Christmas album, so obviously I should thank Jesus Christ for having such a great birthday." After a long list of thank yous, Stephen, who was accompanied to the awards ceremony by his 14-year-old daughter Madeline, said, "I want to ask my daughter, 'Am I cool now?'"

Earlier in the evening, Colbert, when presenting the Song of the Year award, pulled out an iPad and asked Jay-Z, who was sitting in the audience, "Did you not get one of these in your gift bag? Am I cooler than you?" Then he asked Madeline if it made him look cool. She responded with a pained shrug.

At least twice last week on his show, Colbert made a plea for an iPad. Sounds like the folks at Apple were listening -- and in return, they got some killer product placement.

Watch Stephen's opening segment below:


  1. Anonymous said...

    What a cool dad to have indeed. His daughter must love every minute of it.