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Top Comedians Praise New Golden Globes Stand-Up Category: It’s Time to Recognize the Funniest!
The comedy community is thrilled about the recent announcement that the Golden Globe Awards will now include a category for the best performance in stand-up comedy on television. This is a huge milestone for comedians, as humor is often overlooked during awards season.
The Golden Globes have previously shown love for comedies and musicals in the best picture category. However, this new stand-up comedy category is a game-changer. With the rise of streaming platforms, YouTube, and social media, stand-up comedy has gained global popularity and reached new heights.
For the first time, six solo comics or breakout members of a troupe or ensemble will have the chance to compete for this prestigious award during the Jan. 7 telecast. This acknowledgment by the Golden Globes is a testament to the exceptional work done by comedians in the industry.
Top comedians have shared their excitement about this new category. Jo Koy, star of “Easter Sunday,” expressed his gratitude for the recognition, saying, “I’m thrilled about the Golden Globes acknowledging the outstanding contributions of my fellow comedians in the world of stand-up comedy. Seeing them shine a spotlight on this beautiful art form brings me immense joy.”
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias couldn’t resist making a playful suggestion, stating, “This new comedy award should be called the Ricky Gervais,” about the infamous Golden Globes host.
Thanks to the internet, Taylor Tomlinson, a rising star with a strong fan base, highlighted the current popularity of stand-up comedy. She shared, “There’s never been a better time to be a comedian in history. It’s very cool to see stand-up being recognized as an art form.”
Bert Kreischer recently debuted his film “The Machine” on Netflix and expressed gratitude for including stand-up comedy.
He humorously remarked, “It’s nice that stand-up comedy is finally invited to sit at the adult table for at least one meal a year. We belong at the kid’s table, but it’s nice to know we can sit with the grown-ups, and they’ll let us drink.”
The comedy community is excited, and this new category will surely be a highlight of the Golden Globes. Stay tuned for more reactions from top comedians as the event approaches.
Read more reactions:
“The Golden Globes just got a whole lot funnier. Thanks for adding the category of best stand-up on television. My father is already asking me for front-row seats.” – Sebastian Maniscalco.
“It’s a game-changing moment for stand-up comedy and the future of the craft. We’re used to getting paid in pretzels and PBRs, and by adding this category to the prestigious Golden Globe Awards, it proves that stand-up IS a firm foundation in mainstream media and will continue to entertain the masses for years to come… or until AI sells more tickets than us.” – Trevor Wallace.
“Before it was impossible to win a Golden Globe with stand-up. Now, it’s possible to lose a Golden Globe with stand-up. And that is all comedians were asking for. All joking aside, thank you, Golden Globes, for acknowledging what we do, and all the hard work comedians put into their work.” – Nate Bargatze.