When it comes to the drama awards, the 2021 Emmy’s are all about The Crown. When it comes to the comedy categories, this year’s Emmy’s are all about the Apple+ TV show Ted Lasso. Are the odds on Ted Lasso to win best comedy fair or unfair? How about the odds on the other contenders? Check out a 2021 Emmy Award for Best Comedy deep dive so you can get ready to bet against their Emmy Awards odds.
Odds Analysis for the 2021 Best Comedy Emmy Award
2021 Emmy Awards
- When: Sep. 19, 2021
- TV / Streaming: CBS / Paramount+
2021 Emmy Awards: Best Comedy Category
- Ted Lasso -1200
- Hacks +700
- The Flight Attendant +1000
- The Kominsky Method +1200
- Pen15 +1500
- Black-ish +2000
- Cobra Kai +2000
- Emily in Paris +2500
Does Ted Lasso’s odds make the Apple+ show an overlay or underlay to win Best Comedy?
Ted Lasso is your classic fish out of water story. The Apple+ television hit tells the story of Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis, an American football coach who ends up the HC of a struggling soccer club based in London.
The club Lasso takes over plays in the fictional version of the English Premier League. Everyone who has seen the show believe it’s the best comedy on the planet. But the odds are way underlaid.
Upsets have happened at the Emmy’s, which is why even though Lasso should win, we can’t back the Sudeikis vehicle at the current odds.
Assess Hacks’ chances of winning the Emmy for Best Comedy series
The odds imply Hacks has no shot of beating Ted Lasso. Before writing off the HBO Max show, it’s important to note that Jean Smart of Sex In the City fame headlines.
Smart plays an older Vegas performer. Hannah Einbinder plays the 25-year-old, entitled, comedian from Los Angeles who takes a job writing Smart’s jokes.
The chemistry between the two is brilliant while, no doubt, more Emmy voters have seen Hacks than have seen Ted Lasso. Give Hacks a better than +700 shot to upset Lasso and take the award.
Among The Flight Attendant, The Kominsky Method, and Pen15, which show can score Emmy gold?
Pen15 should win because season two was just as brilliant as season one. It won’t, though. Pen15 is too high-concept, turning off Emmy voters who just don’t get it.
The Kominsky Method won’t win, either. The Flight Attendant has a puncher’s chance. Kaley Cuoco show is both funny and sad. It’s also a murder mystery which means it checks off every box in the comedy/drama/suspense genre.
That’s tough for any show to pull off. The Flight Attendant does it in every episode.
What show presents overlay odds? Black-ish, Cobra Kai, or Emily in Paris?
Black-ish is always worthy of the Emmy. Nobody watched Emily in Paris. Everyone watched Cobra Kai.
Of the three, Cobra Kai has the best chance of scoring the Emmy. The show brought back Johnny Lawrence, Danny LaRusso, and the 1980s feel that’s missing from so many other sophisticated comedies.
So if you’re looking back a +2000 dog, back Cobra Kai to pull the crane kick on the competition.