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Born: July 28, 1971 Abington, Pennsylvania.+
Stephen Lynch biography (bio):
Although Lynch was born in Abington, Pennsylvania; he grew up in the suburbs of Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a B.A. in drama in 1993. During his time there, he learned to play the guitar. As a child in Michigan Lynch performed in community theater, and has experience in musical theater from high school, university and, later, summer stock.
Considering himself a musician first and a comedian second, Lynch cites great singer/songwriters Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell as his childhood inspirations, rather than comics. The mockumentary This is Spinal Tap was his greatest inspiration, and led him to decide his career path.
After spending his first year out of college with friends in California, Lynch moved to New York City in 1996 with the intention of becoming an actor. Upon his arrival, a friend at the West Bank Cafe on 42nd Street suggested Lynch play some of the comic songs he'd written while attending university for an audience. He soon found great success in comedy clubs and other venues around the city (notably Catch a Rising Star and Caroline's), and became a regular on radio shows such as Opie and Anthony. Lynch spent his early years in New York City doing what he called "totally mindless work" in copy shops and banks. He quit such temporary jobs permanently, signed with What Are Records? in the year 2000 and the famed William Morris Agency in 2001. Over the next few years, he toured colleges, universities and nightclubs around the country, avoiding as much as possible the comedy club crowd, which he has stated is not to his taste. He periodically satisfied his love of the stage by returning to Michigan and doing summer stock.
As a result of the duality of his act, Lynch turned heads in the music industry as well as on the comedy circuit. He attracted extra attention usually not available to comics by playing venues more often suited to music than to comedy (eventually graduating to hugely famous locations such as the House of Blues, The Town Hall and the esteemed Kennedy Center). He gained great national exposure with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2000, one of the highest rated in the network's history. He has made appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The World Comedy Tour and The World Stands Up. He has also made four appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly, and has performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. In addition, Lynch was voted by an Atlanta, Georgia columnist as one of America's sexiest men, and has acquired a devoted following of besotted female fans.
Lynch has opened for comedians Jay Mohr, Jeff Foxworthy, Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait and Lewis Black. In the summer of 2004, he went on a tour co-headlining with Mitch Hedberg. The tour was such a success that they added an extra leg and ran into 2005. This was the last tour of Hedberg's before his death.
He has also appeared in five short films, including The Love Seat in 1999 and The Confetti Brothers in 2001. Both films were written and directed by Kirker Butler. The Confetti Brothers, a satire, screened to packed houses at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. It continues to play the film festival circuit. As of July 2, 2002, Butler has announced to The Courier Journal that Lynch will compose the music for his upcoming feature-length movie musical, Bats: The Vampire Baseball Musical Comedy.
Lynch played the title role of Robbie Hart in the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer, which ran on Broadway from April 27, 2006 through December 31, 2006 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. This musical production was based on the 1998 New Line Cinema film The Wedding Singer starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The musical, Lynch's Broadway debut, co-starred two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti in the role of Julia Sullivan, originated by Barrymore in the film. The April 2006 opening followed a successful preview run in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre which ran from January 31-February 19. His performance has earned him nominations for Drama League and Drama Desk awards, as well as a nomination for the coveted Tony Award.
In 2007, Lynch returned to the road again to perform his stand-up musical comedy. While at stops in East Lansing, MI and New Brunswick, NJ, Lynch ad-libbed the start of a new song that he found particularly funny, titled "Little Gay Robot".