America’s Got Talent Comedian Drew Lynch Comes to NSU

   On Friday, March 31, Northern State University had an outstanding entertainment experience on campus sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Drew Lynch, stand-up comedian who placed second on season 10 of America’s Got Talent in 2015 and gave a Golden Buzzer performance, gave a great show for the campus and the community.
   Lynch moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, but when he was 19, Lynch suffered a softball accident that left him with a severe stutter.
   Lynch is optimistic on the change his accident and resulting stutter have made on his life, as evidenced by his famous line from America’s Got Talent, “The person I was before would probably never hang out with who I am today”. This speaks to Lynch’s character, and helped him win over the judges and audience of America’s Got Talent.

Comedian Drew Lynch

   What Lynch didn’t know was that this stutter would help his performance career take off, just not quite always in the direction he had planned.
   According to his official website,, “Since his success on America’s Got Talent, Drew’s career has come full circle, and he has broken back into the acting scene. Drew recently garnered a recurring role on the Marc Maron Show.” The website goes on to state that Lynch still ultimately hopes to become the actor he initially dreamed to be, but “with a now different and enlightened perspective on who he thought he was, and who he is today.”
   His other television appearances include as a celebrity guest on Dr. Oz and on the game show Idiot Test. He is also currently collaborating on a book project.  As he entertained the large crowd that gathered in Krikac Auditorium, Lynch’s jokes and humorous stories focused on many topics, including his height, his stutter, his service dog, and many other subjects.
   Afterwards, Lynch was kind enough to hold a meet-and-greet with those who attended his performance and take photos with them along with his beloved service dog, Stella.
   Lynch has a YouTube channel where those who didn’t get to see his performance can have a few laughs to make the end of the semester just a little less stressful. You can access his channel at:

Kyla Schuster

Photo credit: Kyla Schuster, Staff Photographer.