Job diversity is a rare gift in the music industry; most artists are fortunate to play music and get paid for it. Stephen Lynch, however, does more than just make tunes. He’s also a well-known comedian, having made a name for himself on the New York stand-up circuit and on the radio.
|Craig||The Craig Machine||2005|
|D&D||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Halloween||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Little Tiny Moustache||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Talk To Me||Superhero||2003|
|IF I WERE GAY||Comedy|
|Medieval Bush||3 Balloons||2009|
|HermAphrodite||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Crazy Peanuts||3 Balloons||2009|
|Baby||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Gerbil||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Stephen Lynch - Full Blown Aids||Stephen Lynch|
|Beelz||The Craig Machine||2005|
|3 Balloons||3 Balloons||2009|
|Vanilla Ice Cream||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Fishin' Hole||3 Balloons||2009|
|Priest||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Intro||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Gay||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Down To The Old Pub Instead||Superhero||2003|
|A History Lesson||3 Balloons||2009|
|Classic Rock Song||The Craig Machine||2005|
|The Ballad Of Scarface||3 Balloons||2009|
|Lullaby||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Best Friends Song||Superhero||2003|
|Albino||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Voices In My Head||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Country Love Song||Superhero||2003|
|Special||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|For The Ladies||Superhero||2003|
|Mixer At Delta Chi||The Craig Machine||2005|
|Love Song||The Craig Machine||2005|
|She Gotta Smile||Superhero||2003|
|Dear Diary 2||3 Balloons||2009|
|Pierre||The Craig Machine||2005|
|A Month Dead||A Little Bit Special||2000|
|Dear Diary 1||3 Balloons||2009|
Stephen Lynch’s Many Faces
“I moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actor, or a rock star, or a temp worker. I managed to accomplish the latter in about two days. Dreams really do come true!
Job diversity is a rare gift in the music industry; most artists are fortunate to play music and get paid for it. Stephen Lynch, however, does more than just make tunes. He’s also a well-known comedian, having made a name for himself on the New York stand-up circuit and on the radio. On top of his songs’ sheer musicality, there’s the added factor of fun and novelty that attracts a wide range of fans.
Stephen Lynch, Funnyman
Born Stephen Andrew Lynch in Pennsylvania in 1971, he grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, where he discovered musical theater during his high school years. He called it home until his graduation from Western Michigan University with an arts degree in drama.
After college, Lynch took himself to New York where the comedic and novel songs that he wrote in college found an appreciative audience. He made the rounds of comedy clubs in the area and even made it to the radio with his lighthearted lyrics. While his musical career was on the rise, Lynch busied himself with “totally mindless” jobs, his description of the temp jobs he took in his early NYC days.
Stephen Lynch, Musician and Funnyman
With his signing on to What Are Records in 2000 and Vision International in 2002, he began to play to increasingly prestigious audiences. He toured the country to venues as big as The House of Blues and the Kennedy Center, while big television programs like Premium Blend started to call him up with increasing regularity.
Lynch was often a front act for better known comedians. His big break, though, came in 2000 when he did a special for Comedy Central Presents, making that particular episodes one of the networks highest rated. It catapulted him into the public consciousness and signaled the start of a mainstream career for the once obscure Stephen Lynch.
After an extended tour in 2004 and 2005, he came back to New York not to microphones but to the stage. He took the starring role of Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, the 2006 Broadway musical adaptation of the 1998 film. Although his singing career took a back seat during this time, his stint earned him drama nominations.
By the following year, he was back on the stand-up route with the Opie and Anthony Traveling Virus Comedy Tour. He then did a wildly successful tour of Europe, where his fan base grew via online videos of his performances. Upon coming back from Europe, Lynch took to the recording studio to make a new album, 3 Balloons, which was released in March 2009. It is his second studio album, and features 10 new songs.
Did You Know That…
…art runs in the family? Lynch’s father used to take lead roles in local plays, while younger brother Drew sometimes tours with Stephen.
…his wife has a big say in the act? Lynch runs all his jokes and routines through his wife Erin first and then scraps them if they don’t make her laugh the first time.