Stephen Lynch (musician)

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Stephen Lynch
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Stephen Lynch (2008)
Born (1971-07-28) July 28, 1971 (age 51)
Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
MediumMusician, Stand up comedy, television, Broadway
NationalityAmerican
Years active1996 – Present
GenresMusical, Stand-up Comedy
InfluencesPaul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Mr. Show, Bill Hicks, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot
InfluencedDrew Lynch, Mark Teich, Rod Cone, Bo Burnham, Rick Ross
SpouseErin Dwight (September 2003-present)
Websitehttp://www.stephenlynch.com/
Tony Awards
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
2006 The Wedding Singer (nominee)

Stephen Andrew Lynch (born July 28, 1971 in Abington, Pennsylvania) is an American comedian, musician, and actor. He is best known for songs that make fun of pop culture and are a satirical commentary on daily life.

Career[change | change source]

After graduating from Western Michigan University in 1993 with a BA in Drama, Lynch moved to New York City in 1996 to try to act full time. During this time, he also began writing comedic songs and performing the songs in comedy clubs and other places. In 2000, he signed a recording contract with What Are Records?. He later signed with by Vision International in 2002 and began touring all over the United States. Places where he performed include The House of Blues, The Town Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Lynch has released three comedy albums. They are A Little Bit Special (October, 2000), Superhero (January, 2003), and The Craig Machine (October, 2005). He has also released a live show on DVD, Live at the El Ray (September, 2004).

As he became more well known, Lynch began making appearances on many television programs. These include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The World Comedy Tour, The World Stands Up, and Last Call with Carson Daly. In 2000, he did his Comedy Central Presents special. It was one of the highest rated programs in the network’s history. Lynch has also opened for many well-known comedians. These include Jay Mohr, Jeff Foxworthy and Lewis Black. He also co-headlined a tour with Mitch Hedberg in 2004.

Lynch has had parts in five movies, including The Love Seat (1999) and The Confetti Brothers (2001). In 2006, he debuted on Broadway in the musical The Wedding Singer as the main character Robbie Hart. For this, he was nominated for a Tony Award.

After his Broadway tour, Lynch returned to comedy. He toured as part of the Opie and Anthony Traveling Virus Comedy Tour 2007”. Lynch’s international following led him to headlining a European tour in 2008. He played in Sweden, Norway, Holland, Finland, Scotland, England and Germany.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Title date
A Little Bit Special October, 2000
Superhero January, 2003
The Craig Machine October, 2005

DVD[change | change source]

  • Live at the El Ray - September, 2004