For last year's Corey Matthews Award there was a solid five pack of nominees that were in the running. Jack and Tracy from 30 Rock, Michael and Dwight from Office and of course LD. So far this year, I have two guys that are in the upper echelon of the category. Every time Larry David or Tracy Jordan are on screen, I'm laughing hysterically. This fact gives Curb the edge since LD is on screen the entire show.
Leading the Pack
Larry David- Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tracy Jordan- 30 Rock
Next we have a sturdy group of dudes that performed well a season ago, but aren't knocking me out of the park so far this season. I like Dwight the best of the three, but with the increase of love in the Modern Family guys, some spots could begin to fall with these three.
Dwight Schrute- The Office
Jack Donaghy- 30 Rock
Michael Scott- The Office
The next five guys are currently holding my final nomination spots. Some are in more concrete a spot than others. Gary Brooks is the most likely to fall to the wayside if he doesn't step his game up. All five of these guys are in their first or second season. The Modern Family boys are extremely impressive in their first season. Kenny Powers may be at the top of the heap, if and when Eastbound comes on the air this year.
In For Now
Chad Dylan Cooper- Sonny With a Chance
Gary Brooks- Gary Unmarried
Jay Pritchett- Modern Family
Kenny Powers- Eastbound & Down
Phil Dunphy- Modern Family
Here are the five dudes that have a shot of breaking into the nomination pool. Well except for Jim, he's not gonna get a spot. He hasn't been funny in a while. Puddy v. -2.0 is solid but never great. I think I like Haverford's blatantly obvious comedy the best of the group. Although I love Joel McHale on The Soup, he's not all that hilarious in Community. Don't get me wrong, I love his character, just not that funny so far. And then there is the problem I have with comparing cartoon characters to actual people. Peter Griffin gets the short end of the stick on that one. He deserves better.
Outside Looking In
Jeff Bingham- Rules of Engagement
Jeff Winger- Community
Jim Halpert- The Office
Peter Griffin- Family Guy
Tom Haverford- Parks & Recreation
Who else deserves some love?