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Drew Lynch

Oct. 19
7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 20-21
7 p.m.
Oct. 20
9:30 p.m.

Born in Indiana, and raised in Las Vegas, Drew Lynch is probably best known for his 2015 appearance on America’s Got Talent and his popular YouTube channel. With hopes of becoming an actor, Lynch’s career took an unexpected turn during a softball game when he took a line drive to his throat. He suffered damage to his vocal chords and a concussion, and the following day he awoke with a stutter. He turned to standup as a way to shed light on the challenges of going through life with a speech impediment. “Mexico is an interesting place because you can haggle prices,” he tells an audience. “When they say a number, you can just say, ‘No.’ But you have to sound confident. When they hear me they think, ‘He isn’t fluent in our language or his.’” While agents turned their backs on Lynch after his injury, they have since come around, finding him roles in several movies and TV shows, including Matron, on which he had a recurring part. 16+.