Stephen Lynch (musician)
Stephen Lynch (2008)
July 28, 1971 |
Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Medium||Musician, Stand up comedy, television, Broadway|
|Years active||1996 – Present|
|Genres||Musical, Stand-up Comedy|
|Influences||Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Mr. Show, Bill Hicks, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot|
|Influenced||Drew Lynch, Mark Teich, Rod Cone, Bo Burnham, Rick Ross|
|Spouse||Erin Dwight (September 2003-present)|
|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 at pop culture and are a satirical commentary on daily life.
His work has been released on three 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). 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 US. Places he performed at include The House of Blues, The Town Hall and the Kennedy Center. 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, Stephen Lynch toured as part of the Opie and Anthony Traveling Virus Comedy Tour 2007”. Stephen Lynch’s international following led him to headlining a Europen tour in 2008. He played in Sweden, Norway, Holland, Finland, Scotland, England and Germany. In 2008, Lynch came out with his newest album entitled The Craig Machine