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Stephen Lynch (born July 28, 1971), is an American singer and comedian, famous for his raunchy comic lyrics. July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ...

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Early life and career

Although Lynch was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, he grew up in the suburbs of Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University, where he learned to play the guitar, and was a drama major. As a child in Michigan Lynch performed in community theater, and has experience in musical theater from high school, university and, later, summer stock. Abington Township, Pennsylvania may refer to: North Abington Township, Pennsylvania West Abington Township, Pennsylvania South Abington Township, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... Saginaw is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total   - Width   - Length   - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,716 sq mi  250,494 km² 239 miles  385 km 491 miles  790 km 41. ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument characterized by its visually dominant body and neck. ... There are many articles named Drama: Drama, the art form. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total   - Width   - Length   - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,716 sq mi  250,494 km² 239 miles  385 km 491 miles  790 km 41. ... Community Theatre is a very popular form of theatre in which all or most of the participants are unpaid or amateur in the most literal definition of the word. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... Summer Stock is an MGM musical made in 1950. ...


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 inspriation, and led him to decide his career path. Publicity still for Youre the One, released in 2000 This article is about the musician; for other Paul Simons, see Paul Simon (disambiguation). ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada), is a musician and painter. ... This Is Spinal Tap is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ...


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. He periodically satisfied his love of the stage by returning to Michigan and doing summer stock. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A comedy club is a club where people can sit at a table, enjoy a drink and watch or listen to performances, including stand-up comedians, improvisational comedians, impersonators, magicians, ventriloquists and other comedy acts. ... Catch a Rising Star is a chain of comedy clubs, founded in New York City in 1972. ... Carolines Comedy Club is Americas Premier Comedy Nightclub. It is located in Manhattan on Broadway between 49th and 50th street. ... Opie and Anthony Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... A nightclub (often dance club or club, particularly in the UK) is an entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ...


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 availiable 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. The House of Blues is a chain of restaurants founded in 1992 by Dan Aykroyd and his friend (and Hard Rock Cafe founder) Isaac Tigrett. ... The Town Hall is a performance space located at 123 West 43rd Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, in New York City, New York. ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... Comedy Central Presents is a television series shown Friday nights at 10 pm e/p on Comedy Central. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... Premium Blend is a show on Comedy Central which features a well-known stand up comedian as an emcee who introduces four or five lesser known comedians looking for a big break on television. ... Last Call with Carson Daly Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ... Just for Laughs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach, A-Town, The ATL Official website: http://www. ...


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. Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Jeff Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American comedian and actor who is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian. ... Steven Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian from Burlington, Massachusetts. ... Bobcat Goldthwait (born May 26, 1962) is an American comedian. ... Lewis Black Lewis Black (born August 30, 1948) is a Jewish-American stand-up comedian, author, and playwright. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Mitch Hedberg Mitch Hedberg (February 24, 1968 – March 29, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian known for his odd subject matter, stylistic elocution, subdued delivery, and memorable routines that often consisted of a string of one-line non sequiturs. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which exposes the follies of its subject (for example, individuals, organizations, or states) to ridicule, often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Palais des Festivals (2000) The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes) is the worlds most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of...


Lynch is set to play the title role of Robbie Hart in the upcoming Broadway musical version of the 1998 New Line Cinema film (starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore), The Wedding Singer, which will open on Broadway on April 27th, 2006 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The musical, Lynch's Broadway debut, co-stars two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti in the Barrymore role of Julia Sullivan. The April 2006 opening follows a successful preview run in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre which ran from January 31st-February 19th. Previews began in New York on March 30th. Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the ten major Hollywood movie studios. ... Sandler at Cannes 2002 Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and musician. ... Drew Barrymore, in Riding in Cars with Boys (2001). ... The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film by Frank Coraci starring Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Address: 302 W. 45th St. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ...


Family and Friends

Family and friends prove to be an important influence on Lynch's work and career. He has been married to Erin Dwight since late 2003, and she 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, and it 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. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Live At the El Ray is a DVD of singer-comedian Stephen Lynch. ... On October 4, 2005, Stephen Lynch released his third official CD of new material, The Craig Machine (What Are Records). ...


Lynch has a younger brother, Drew Lynch, who also writes comedic songs, and they occasionally tour together. Their parents are a former priest and a former nun, making it an amusing surprise to some that they are very supportive of their sons' risque comedy and have attended several of their shows. Both parents became teachers. Their father is a singer and stage actor as well, and musical talent and interest runs in their family. 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. Roman Catholic priest LCDR Allen R. Kuss (USN) aboard USS Enterprise A priest or priestess is a holy man or woman who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion, with the distinguishing characteristic of offering sacrifices. ... Nun in cloister, 1930; photograph by Doris Ulmann In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ... Man of La Mancha is a 1965 Broadway musical which tells the story of the classic novel Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. ...


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. The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town area of Chicago, Illinois, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ...


Stephen Lynch resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife. Main article: New York City A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


Albums

On October 4th, 2005, Lynch released his third official album of new material, The Craig Machine, with What Are Records?. The CD was recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City, and debuted as #2 on Billboard Magazine's Comedy Charts. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... On October 4, 2005, Stephen Lynch released his third official CD of new material, The Craig Machine (What Are Records). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...


His second official album, Superhero, released in 2002, was also a live album, and generally received better reviews than the first, partly because of strong audience response. The title track, "Superhero", was 8 minutes and 57 seconds long, and largely consisted of Lynch receiving the audience's suggestions for names for superheroes. A much shorter version of "Superhero" was part of his Comedy Central Presents special, along with "Taxi Driver." The remainder of the special was material that can be found on his only studio album, A Little Bit Special, released in 2000, in the order that they appear on the album: "Lullaby (The Divorce Song)", "Special", "HermAphrodite" and "Gay." Superhero is a live album by comedian Stephen Lynch that has a variety of humorous songs on it. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Comedy Central Presents is a television series shown Friday nights at 10 pm e/p on Comedy Central. ... Art studio Adriaen van Ostade. ... A Little Bit Special is the first album recorded by comedian Stephen Lynch. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Collectively, A Little Bit Special and Superhero have sold over 160,000 copies to date. On July 4th, 2005, iTunes named both of these as two of the 100 best-selling independent albums in iTunes' history. A Little Bit Special is the first album recorded by comedian Stephen Lynch. ... Superhero is a live album by comedian Stephen Lynch that has a variety of humorous songs on it. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, developed by Apple Computer, for playing and organizing digital music and video files. ...


In 2004, Lynch released his first live concert DVD, Live at the El Rey, with Razor & Tie. It was recorded live at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles in December of 2003. It features 70 minutes of live performance (16 songs) and over an hour of bonus material, and it has sold over 35,000 copies to date. It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Live At the El Ray is a DVD of singer-comedian Stephen Lynch. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Lynch has produced five albums:

On October 4, 2005, Stephen Lynch released his third official CD of new material, The Craig Machine (What Are Records). ... Live At the El Ray is a DVD of singer-comedian Stephen Lynch. ... Superhero is a live album by comedian Stephen Lynch that has a variety of humorous songs on it. ... A Little Bit Special is the first album recorded by comedian Stephen Lynch. ...

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Stephen Lynch (born July 28 1971), is an American musician, Tony Award nominated actor and a comedian famous for his raunchy and clever comic lyrics.
Lynch is currently playing the title role of Robbie Hart in the Broadway musical version of the 1998 New Line Cinema film (starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore), The Wedding Singer, which opened on Broadway on April 27th, 2006 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
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.
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