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Musical comedian Stephen Lynch performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

Musical comedian Stephen Lynch performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18
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From a press release:

After recording a new live album earlier this year on the My Old Heart Tour, comedian, musician, and Tony Award-nominated actor Stephen Lynch will bring this tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $19.50, $29.50, and $39.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Whether he’s singing an ode to “queer tattoos,” telling his potential paramour all the things he won’t be doing for her (he ain’t fightin’ no lion), or lamenting his new vegan lifestyle (“Tofurkey? Tofuck yourself – I want some meat”), Stephen Lynch will always consider himself “a musician trapped in the body of a comedian.” His unique blend of musical-based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his sold-out live shows, four bestselling CDs, his RIAA-certified gold DVD, and his top-rated Comedy Central specials.

On Nov. 13, 2012, Lynch’s fifth album, “Lion,” was released. Recorded in Nashville and New York and released by What Are Records?, the album embodies the musical evolution of his career. Part Americana, part folk, part alt-country, its listeners notice a more musically sophisticated album with the same cutting humor.

Born just outside Philadelphia in Abington Township, Lynch moved to New York in 1996 with the goal of becoming a performer. While temping during the day, he wrote songs and performed at clubs and underground music venues around Manhattan at night. He quickly developed a devoted fan base and caught the attention of Comedy Central, who invited him to record his first cable special in 2000. That special became one of their highest-rated shows in the series, almost unheard of for an unknown. His second Comedy Central special debuted in January of 2008 with similarly high ratings.

In 2006, Lynch stepped onto the Broadway stage for the first time in the title role of “The Wedding Singer.” His performance earned him nominations for some of the highest honors in American Theatre, including the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, as well as the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

His albums “A Little Bit Special,” “Superhero,” “The Craig Machine,” and “3 Balloons” have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. His first DVD, “Live at the El Rey,” was certified gold by RIAA.

Lynch has toured with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Lewis Black and the late Mitch Hedberg. He’s also headlined his own sold-out shows throughout the United States, Australia, and Europe, where its been said he’s “the Beyoncé of Scandinavia.” When not touring the globe for ardent and enthusiastic fans, he divides his time between New York and Michigan with his wife.