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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Show Tunes: Stephen Lynch Makes Beautiful, Hilarious Music

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM

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By Emilie Mutert

Stephen Lynch is a talented musical comedian. His songs are well-constructed, like maybe you think it's going to be a Third Eye Blind song or something. But then you hear the words Lynch is singing, about how his girlfriend is a hermaphrodite ("she's my little girl, she's my little guy/when I try to please her I get poked in the eye") or how his wife is divorcing him because he likes rubbing up against young boys on the bus.

He sings well, and earnestly, and that makes for a fun juxtaposition. It's the sort of talent that earned the the New York-based comic a nomination for a Tony Award in 2006 for his lead role in the stage production of The Wedding Singer. If you're thinking of listening to some of his material before you go see him, make sure you don't listen to it within earshot of your boss, or little kids. That goes double for you if your boss happens to be a little kid.

Stephen Lynch performs Friday April 5th at 8 p.m. at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F. Tickets are $40.50. 567-6642 or palaceoffinearts.org.

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