Drew Lynch “America’s Got Talent” Video: Stuttering Comedian Gets Another Standing Ovation — WATCH HERE!
Drew Lynch returned on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent,” the first live episode of season 10, and he impressed just as much as he did during the premiere. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, Lynch is a comedian who has a major stutter after he was hit by a softball. He changed paths from studying acting to comedy, and he blew away the judges with his initial audition. Howie Mandel was so impressed, he used his lone Golden Buzzer to send Lynch straight to the Radio City Music Hall shows, skipping over the “Judge Cuts” round.
Now taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall for the first time, Lynch had Mandel on his feet before he was even finished. The contestant did a bit about having a service dog, cracking, “I stutter and the state of California’s like, ‘You need a dog.'” He went on to say, “People are crazy because they’ll come up and ask questions to my dog. I’m the one that can talk… kinda.”
Without ever talking to Lynch himself, everyone focuses on the pooch, leading Lynch to answer on behalf of his dog. The result? “I just look like a guy who gave his dog a stutter,” he explained, hilariously adding, “I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s his voice. I’m so glad you didn’t meet my cat. He has Tourettes.”
In addition to having the live audience in stitches, Lynch received a standing ovation from Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Mandel. He told Lynch, “I have to say, you check every box for me. You really do… You are triumph in the face of adversity. That’s what you are. You are a symbol. You are an inspiration.”
“I love you. You deserve to be there,” Mandel continued. “I wish you the best of luck. I wish I could be as good as you.” Mel B noted to Lynch, “I actually don’t think you’ve given yourself enough credit with what you do and how you handle yourself. You’re brilliant and a true inspiration and bloody funny.”
Though he didn’t give an ovation, Howard Stern also thought Lynch pulled off the performance, and marveled at the fact that he’s gone into comedy despite the stutter. “It really is inspirational. What a thing to do… You do it so beautifully up there. And your material up there is really smart,” he said.
And Klum, explaining how “unique” she found Lynch at his audition, said she now had to judge him like she would any other comedian. To her delight, he was truly funny. “What I love the most is when you laugh at your own jokes. That makes me laugh so much,” she giggled.
Check out the full video below! TELL US: Do you love Lynch as much as the judges?