Rahway, N.J. – Comedian Drew Lynch, America’s Got Talent Season 10 first runner-up, will hold a press conference on Feb. 6 from 3-4 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center Mainstage, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. Lynch will perform that evening at 8 p.m. at UCPAC.
Drew will speak about his journey through the entertainment world and his efforts with various animal causes and anti-bullying. He will be joined by Rahway Mayor Samson D. Steinman and Brian M. Remo, Executive Director of the Union County Performing Arts Center.
“Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. In 2015, he captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hang out with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with his charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition.
Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as his capturing America’s hearts. At the age of 19, Drew moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor – a dream he had since he was a kid. A freak accident playing softball just a year into his acting career left Drew with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again. But his continued drive to become an entertainer forced him in a different direction, often reflecting on the “softball that humbly changed his life and gave him a career.”
The authenticity of Drew’s real-life situations in dealing with a stutter propelled him each week of the competition – advancing him to the finals and ultimately landing him second place on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Drew attributes much of his success to his ability to be honest – genuinely facing the “elephant in the room” head on.
Drew has made comedy his full-time career, headlining comedy clubs all over the world. His appearance at the Union County Performing Arts Center will be his first in a theater. In addition, Drew has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and will be appearing as a celebrity guest on the game show Idiot Test. Drew also is collaborating on a book, and ultimately becoming the actor he always dreamed of, with a now different and enlightened perspective on who he thought he was, and who he is today.
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