Stephen Lynch plays the Stateside Friday


His resume is filled with accomplishments that most comedians dream about.

He’s opened for Steven Wright, co-headlined with Mitch Hedberg, toured with Louis CK, and performed at the legendary Carnegie Hall. He has two Comedy Central Presents specials, five best-selling albums, an RIAA-certified Gold DVD, and starred in the Broadway adaptation of The Wedding Singer.

He’s also the son of a former priest and a former nun who tests all of his song ideas out on his wife before proceeding (if she doesn’t laugh, he doesn’t write it).

He’s stand-up comedian, musician, and Tony Award-nominated actor Stephen Lynch and, this Friday, he’ll bring his celebrated brand of musical based comedy to Stateside at the Paramount.

Lynch’s most recent album is Lion and he’ll be promoting it on this tour. Of the record, Lynch has said, “I wanted this album to have the Americana flavor to it that I love so much in the music of, say, Neil Young or Patty Griffin or Ray LaMontagne. I think it does. And I’m confident the songs are still funny, if a bit subtler than some of my earlier work. Astute listeners will detect a slight shift of direction, comedy-wise. Musically, it’s the best work I’ve ever done. I’m a little bit in love with it.”

We are too.

Stephen Lynch performs at the Stateside at the Paramount on Friday, September 20th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available here.

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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