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Stephen Lynch Biography

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Born: 1971/07/28
Birth Place: Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres: Musical Stand-up Comedy

Stephen Lynch (born Stephen Andrew Lynch, July 28, 1971, Abington, Pennsylvania), is an American stand-up comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor who is known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture.

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, for an audience, some of the comic songs he had written while attending college. He soon found success in comedy clubs and other venues around the city and became a regular on radio shows. This lead to Lynch signing with What Are Records? in 2000 and Vision International in 2002.

He gained great national exposure with his “Comedy Central Presents” special in 2000, one of the highest rated in the network's history. 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. His debut album, “A Little Bit Special,” was released in 2000 and it reached #13 on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart.

A live album, “Superhero,” followed in 2003. It was recorded at four different comedy clubs in New York and New Jersey in the spring of 2002. A second live album, “The Craig Machine,” was issued in 2005. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart.

Lynch starred in his second “Comedy Central Presents” special in January 2008. Lynch's third album, “3 Balloons,” was released in 2009. The album became his second consecutive #2 hit on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart.