Drew Lynch joins a cast of contestants on the 10th anniversary season of America’s Got Talent. Read on for the facts on Lynch and what makes him so unique.
1. He’s A Stuttering Comedian
Lynch has a serious stutter, which makes it difficult for him to get words out, so the fact that he does stand-up comedy is truly remarkable. His girlfriend actually took on three jobs so that he could pursue his stand-up career.
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2. His Stuttering Is the Result Of a Trauma
I’m on America’s Got Talent tonight at 8pm. There will be tears.
— Drew Lynch (@TheDrewLynch) May 26, 2015
According to Drew Lynch’s bio, his stuttering is the result of an accident while playing sports. His bio reads:
At age 20 at a company softball game, Drew got hit in the throat causing some vocal trauma, turning his chattering into stuttering. This life-changing injury sparked a passion for writing and performing stand up, bringing to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment.
3. Lynch’s Performance on America’s Got Talent Truly Touches Judge Howie Mandel
When Lynch appears on AGT, his stand-up routine really hits home with judge Howie Mandel. Because Lynch is able to “see the light in the darkness” of the situation he’s in, really touches Mandel’s heart. Mandel has dealt with OCD and ADHD his entire life and loves to see someone use their own weaknesses as their strengths. As a result, Mandel immediately hit the sacred gold button, which sends Lynch straight to the AGT live shows at Radio City Music Hall.
4. He Was Raised In Las Vegas
My dad was in the army and then he was a waiter at Applebee’s. So yes he served his country but mostly appetizers.
— Drew Lynch (@TheDrewLynch) May 5, 2015
Drew Lynch was born in Indiana, but he grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he graduated high school, he wanted to become a film actor and move to Los Angeles.
5. Lynch Has Many Comedic Inspirations
While Lynch is an inspiration himself, his comedy has been influenced by some of his idols over the years. His comedic heroes include Bo Burnham and Louis C.K.