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Stephen Lynch

Biography

Vocalist/songwriter and comedian Stephen Lynch comes with an uncanny wit along with a mysterious comical aspect to him, and his efficiency resumé includes shared gigs with Jeff Foxworthy, Bobcat Goldthwait, Anthony Clark, and Big Poor Voodoo Daddy. In summertime 2000, he made an appearance in his very own debut television particular on Humor Central. The guitarist also released his debut record A BIT Particular, a 22-monitor consider Lynch’s foolish and ironic love of life, in Sept 2000. 2 yrs later, Lynch released a assortment of five different displays around NEW YORK titled Superhero. Travels at countless universites and colleges across the USA implemented into 2004, exactly the same season Lynch released his initial DVD, Live on the Un Rey. The one “Vanilla Glaciers Cream” announced the appearance of his 2005 record The Craig Machine.

Quick Facts


Full Name Stephen Lynch
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Comedian, Musician
Education John F. Kennedy School of Government, Boston College Law School, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Nationality American
Spouse Erin Dwight
Parents Leo Lynch
Siblings Drew Lynch
Music Songs Beelz, Special, Little Tiny Moustache, Down to the Old Pub Instead, Baby, Craig, She Gotta Smile, Dr. Stephen, Bowling Song, 3 Balloons, D & D, For the Ladies, Vanilla Ice Cream, Medieval Bush, Best Friends Song, Superhero, Grandfather, Talk to Me, The Night I Laid You Down, Gerbil, Voices in My Head, Crazy Peanuts, Kill a Kitten, Let Me Inside, Fishin' Hole, A History Lesson, Whittlin' Man, Tattoo, No Meat, Classic Rock Song, Whiskey Dick, Waiting
Albums Lion, 3 Balloons, The Craig Machine, Superhero, A Little Bit Special
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical
Movies The Best of Comedy Central Presents 2
TV Shows I Love the '80s Strikes Back, I Love the '70s


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#Fact
1 Stephen is now touring Britain. [May 2008]
2 On July 4th, 2005, iTunes names both of Stephen Lynch's CDs, A Little Bit Special (2000) and Superhero (2002) as two of the 100 best-selling independent albums in iTunes' history. [July 2005]
3 Finishing up a nine month run of the Wedding Singer on Broadway which ran from April 27, 2006 through December 31, 2006. Lynch played Robbie Hart. [December 2006]
4 His 2004 DVD, Live At The El Rey (Razor & Tie), is certified gold on February 8th, 2006 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) [February 2006]
5 Released his third album of original comedic songs, The Craig Machine, on October 4th, 2005 for What Are Records?. The CD was recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City. [October 2005]
6 Scheduled to open on Broadway as Robbie Hart in the musical version of _The Wedding Singer (1998)_ on April 27th, 2006. [April 2006]
7 Favorite 80s band was Journey, and favorite 80s fashion trend was the concert tee shirt.
8 Holds a B.A. in Drama from Western Michigan University, 1993.
9 Learned of his Tony Award nomination for The Wedding Singer through a phone call from his mother-in-law, Kalamazoo photographer Fran Dwight.
10 His performance in The Wedding Singer on Broadway has earned him Drama League and Drama Desk nominations, as well as a nomination for the coveted Tony Award.
11 Makes a point of ending all playbill bios and all liner notes on his albums with, immediately following a loving remark to his wife: "I love you all. Except Heilman." This is in reference to Jeff Heilman, a close friend of his from his university days and his former songwriting partner.
12 Lynch has opened for comedians Jay Mohr, Jeff Foxworthy, Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait and Lewis Black.
13 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.
14 His wife, Erin Dwight, is generally the first person to hear his original ideas for songs. He trusts so deeply in her taste that if she doesn't laugh at the initial concept, he will scrap the idea completely. Dwight recorded a short film, while her husband was away touring, called "Lynch and Teich in Brooklyn", to show that she missed him. This was included in the extras on his 2004 concert DVD, "Live at the El Rey". She also co-created the cover concept for his latest album, "The Craig Machine", with her mother, Kalamazoo photographer Fran Dwight.
15 His parents are a former priest and a former nun. Both became teachers.
16 His father is a singer and stage actor as well. Lynch's earliest work in the theater was performing with his father in local community theater productions in Saginaw as a child. The first live musical he got to see was Man of La Mancha, a community theater production in which his father played the role of the Padre.
17 He periodically satisfied his love of the stage by returning to Michigan and doing summer stock.
18 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.
19 As Lynch's repertoire of material includes some duets and also a few songs for three voices, close university pals and fellow comedians Mark Teich (of The Second City) and Rod Cone (of The Rod Cone Situation) are also very frequent guests on his tours, and he rarely tours alone.
20 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).
21 After moving to New York City in 1996 with the intention of becoming an actor, a friend and comedy club owner suggested Lynch play some of the comic songs he'd written at 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. 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.
22 While at university, he participated in a sketch comedy group called "Who Are We Kidding?", with his best friend, Mark Teich, and his younger brother, Drew Lynch. He also formed a singing/songwriting duo with Jeff Heilman. They called themselves "Straightface".
23 Shares his first and last name with a Democratic United States Congressman from Massachusetts, Stephen F. Lynch. Amused by this, Lynch the actor/ comedian has a campaign sticker for Lynch the politician on his guitar case.
24 Collectively, A Little Bit Special (What Are Records?, 2000) and Superhero (What Are Records?, 2002) have sold over 160,000 copies.
25 Cites the film This Is Spinal Tap (1984) as his inspiration to become a professional singing/songwriting comedian
26 Met best friend and fellow musician/actor/comedian Mark Teich when they both attended the theater program at Western Michigan University
27 Grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. Has a younger brother, Drew.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Central Presents TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2008 writer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2008
The Ten 2007 performer: "Two Feet Firm"
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special performer: "It's Your Wedding Day"
Stephen Lynch: Live at the El Rey 2004 Video performer: "Not Home", "Baby", "Special", "Talk to Me", "Priest", "Grandfather", "Gay", "Superhero", "Drink You Pretty", "Craig", "Taxi Driver", "Love Song", "For the Ladies", "She Gotta Smile", "Best Friends Song", "Classic Rock Song", "D&D" / writer: "Not Home", "Baby", "Special", "Talk to Me", "Priest", "Grandfather", "Gay", "Superhero", "Drink You Pretty", "Craig", "Taxi Driver", "Love Song", "For the Ladies", "She Gotta Smile", "Best Friends Song", "Classic Rock Song", "D&D"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hello, Kalamazoo 2016 Video
An Evening with Stephen Lynch 2009 Documentary written by
Comedy Central Presents 2000-2008 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pillowfighter 2002 Short Chet Sheplynn - folk singer / caterer
The Love Seat 1999 Short Man
The Survivalist 1987 Looter in 'Hospital' Pharmacy

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hello, Kalamazoo 2016 Video Himself
The Barn Theatre: Tomorrow's Stars Today 2016 Documentary Himself
CollegeHumor's Comedy Music Hall of Fame 2015 TV Movie Himself
Undivided: The Preston and Steve Experience 2011 Documentary Himself - Comedian
Gomorron 2011 TV Series Musical Guest
An Evening with Stephen Lynch 2009 Documentary Himself
2008 Breakout Comedians 2008 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Presents 2000-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
A Backstage Look at 'The Wedding Singer' on Broadway 2006 Video documentary short Himself
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Stephen Lynch: Live at the El Rey 2004 Video Himself
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2003 2003 TV Movie Himself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
The Confetti Brothers 2001 Short documentary Stanley Funk
Comedy Central's Hi Fi Party 1998 TV Special Himself
Premium Blend 1997 TV Series Himself - Stand-up Comedian
Comedy Store 1997 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 I've always admired people who can tell a story with a simple song. You don't need much more than a guitar or a piano and a voice. That's what I've responded to, even when I was a kid. Even now, I like to think that both Joni [Joni Mitchell] and I are expressing some sort of truth -- hers might be just a little deeper, that's all.
2 [on his tradition of bouncing the original ideas for his songs off his wife, Erin] I'll say something, like an idea for a song or whatever, and if she laughs then I'll start writing it, and if she doesn't, I don't even bother. Luckily, she has a good sense of humor.
3 "Lullaby" was the first song I wrote where I felt like, "Wow, I nailed it!" I don't want to say that people can relate to it--actually, you kind of hope that nobody can relate to it. But it seemed to me that the style had become subtler. And I saw how to set a course at the beginning, turn 90 degrees, and then once you think you know what's going on, turn it around again. That's pretty much how I've worked ever since then.


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