This category is my forte.
All five of these nominees are absolutely excellent. However, they might as well engrave Weird Al’s name onto the trophy now, because I honestly do not see him losing. Mandatory Fun was both excellent in content, and was a record-breaker for the charts.
However, Sarah Silverman just won the Emmy for We Are Miracles, so she could upset here. Louis C.K. could also get an Emmy for this as well on his way to the EGOT
1. Mandatory Fun – “Weird Al” Yankovic
2. We Are Miracles – Sarah Silverman
3. Oh My God – Louis C.K.
NOT A CHANCE
4. Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time – Patton Oswalt
5. Obsessed – Jim Gaffigan
Mandatory Fun is obviously going to win. The other nominees don’t even stand a chance.
^^ of course they all stand a chance. Sarah Silverman is incredibly well-liked, and her album was fantastic. Louis C.K. has won this before and Oh My God was a masterclass in stand-up.
Both Oh My God, and We Are Miracles won Emmys, in addition to being nominated here. There’s no reason to suggest that they don’t stand a chance. Similarly, both Patton Oswalt and Jim Gaffigan are former nominees, so they’re clearly well liked. “Weird Al” has won this category many times in the past, and as very successful as his album was, they might not feel much of a need to reward him. Granted, he’s probably the frontrunner. Still, this race is pretty wide open.