|Birth name||Andrew Lynch|
|Born||August 10, 1991|
Indiana, U.S.
|Genres||Observational comedy, self-deprecation, musical comedy|
|Notable works and roles||Runner-up on America's Got Talent|
Andrew Lynch (born August 10, 1991) is a stand-up comedian known for his appearance on the tenth season of America's Got Talent and finishing in second place behind Paul Zerdin. Having developed a stutter due to a sports injury, he told the judges of America's Got Talent that 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, always featuring his service dog Stella in his videos; his channel has earned over 1.5 million subscribers and 100 million views.
America's Got Talent
Lynch auditioned for the 10th season of America's Got Talent in 2015. When he was about 23, he had been injured during a game of softball, which caused his 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.
Lynch has a YouTube channel amassing over 1.5 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 a service dog, as well as occasionally using self-deprecation comedy.
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.
Drew often features his service dog, Stella, in his YouTube videos. Stella was born , 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 Lynch.March 3, 2013
- Hunsinger Benbow, Dana (September 17, 2015). "Indy's Drew Lynch captures runner-up on 'America's Got Talent'". [Indy Star]. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
- "YouTube Millionaires: Drew Lynch Uses His Dog Vlog To "Make Fun Of Myself And Our Experiences"". tubefilter. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- Lynch, Drew. "Stella Turns 3". YouTube. Retrieved 29 April 2018.