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If you haven't seen Stephen Lynch before, his wholesome good looks and sweet melodies might fool you into thinking he's about to sing that your body is a wonderland...that he just polluted with herpes.

His cult following doesn't care. We'll cheerfully say "Thank you sir, may I have another," no matter how much it burns.

After suggesting a good ointment, Lynch took a little time off from his European tour to answer a few of our burning questions. He's at the Horseshoe Casino on Friday night. You should be too, lest you miss out on one of the funniest nights Louisville has to offer.

 

Louisville.com
You used to travel with Rod Cone, Mark Teich, David Josefsberg, and your brother. Now that you're married, does your wife tour with you?

 

Stephen

She would but she hates those guys. And traveling. And me. So, no.

Louisville.com
You've been on tour in Europe. What's your most surprising group of fans?


Stephen

Norwegian Albino Kung Fu libertarians. They come out in droves! Actually, my audiences in Europe and here in the States run the gamut- age, race, gender, economic status, social conscience, artistic ability, political party, sexual dysfunction, apocalypse preparedness, Kung Fu belt- there's always a healthy mix at my shows. 

 

Louisville.com

You have quite the geek following here in the United States. Do you ever consider yourself a sexy, hygienic version of the unwashed D&D loving, Battlestar Galactica watching masses? 

 

Stephen

First of all, I am NOT hygenic. Secondly, I never knew I had a geek following. That's pretty cool. I'll add them to the above list of people who come to my shows.

 
Louisville.com

There's a Roman Catholic congressman named Stephen Lynch. Have you ever sat in for him in the House of Representatives? 

 

Stephen

No, but he will be opening for me tomorrow night. He will probably do some high-llarious political satire songs. And "Margaritaville."

Louisville.com
"America" is tied with "3 Balloons" for my personal favorite on the new
album. When did you write it? 


Stephen

I wrote in in England a few years ago. I got the feeling while on tour there that the Brits thought everyone from the US was a gun totin,' George Bush-lovin,' war-mongerin,' fast-food eating asshole. I'm not. Well, maybe the asshole part. 

 

Louisville.com

How many years were you performing before you quit your day job?


Stephen

You mean my day job as a sandwich artist at Subway? I'll never give it up. I enjoy it too much- the meats, the cheeses, the fresh veggies, the sauces, and especially the flatbread. I started paying my rent by performing about 10 years ago. 

 

Louisville.com

Did you have any trouble getting permission from the Schultz estate for "Peanuts?"


Stephen

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh. (I never asked for permission...)

Louisville.com
What do you want for the Guatemalan child in your derrière? 


Stephen

One million quetzals.

 


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