Drew Lynch

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Drew Lynch
Birth nameAndrew Lynch
Born (1991-08-10) August 10, 1991 (age 29)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.[citation needed]
NationalityAmerican[citation needed]
Years active2009–present
GenresObservational comedy, black comedy, self-deprecation, insult comedy, musical comedy
Subject(s)Everyday life
Notable works and rolesRunner-up on America's Got Talent
Websitedrewlynch.com

Andrew Lynch (born August 10, 1991)[citation needed] is an American stand-up comedian known for his 2015 appearance on the tenth season of America's Got Talent, finishing in second place in the finale. He told the judges of America's Got Talent that having developed a stutter due to a sports injury, he felt a responsibility to show others that one can make negative things into positive things. He is a regular content creator on the media-sharing website YouTube, often featuring his service dog Stella in his videos; his channel has earned over 2 million subscribers and 140 million views.

America's Got Talent[edit]

Lynch auditioned for the 10th season of America's Got Talent in 2015. When he was 20, he had been injured during a game of softball when a ball struck him in the throat, he then fell and hit his head causing a concussion. He fell asleep with said concussion which caused his neurogenic stutter, and with support from friends, he entered the life of a stand-up comic, showcasing a message that any situation can be turned into a positive situation. Moved by his performance in the live audition, Howie Mandel pressed the Golden Buzzer which sent Lynch straight to the Quarterfinals at Radio City Music Hall.

Lynch performed in Week 1 of the Quarterfinals and in Week 1 of the Semifinals and received the public vote to be sent into the Finals. Lynch finished in the Top 5 acts of the competition and eventually placed second behind ventriloquist Paul Zerdin.[1]

Dog Vlog[edit]

Lynch has a YouTube channel amassing over 2 million subscribers, where he uploads videos and sometimes streams on Mondays and Thursdays called 'Dog Vlog'. Lynch's videos feature him talking to viewers about his life with his service dog, as well as occasionally using self-deprecation comedy.[2][failed verification]

Lynch also stars in a flash animation series with the first episode appearing in December 2017 named Therapy Dog, created with the help of animator Tony Celano. The series is about a character called Andy (Lynch) repeating his daily struggles to Stella playing the role as the therapist.[citation needed]

Stella[edit]

Drew often features his service dog, Stella, in his YouTube videos. Stella was born (2013-03-03) March 3, 2013 (age 7),[3] and is a Vizsla breed. Stella is typically portrayed as moody on Lynch's YouTube Channel and is attributed with comments by captions placed above her head by Drew Lynch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunsinger Benbow, Dana (September 17, 2015). "Indy's Drew Lynch captures runner-up on 'America's Got Talent'". [Indy Star]. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "YouTube Millionaires: Drew Lynch Uses His Dog Vlog To "Make Fun Of Myself And Our Experiences"". tubefilter. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Lynch, Drew. "Stella Turns 3". YouTube. Retrieved 29 April 2018.