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Viral stuttering comedian to do live show in Phoenix area

PHOENIX — A comedian with a bad stutter who took the Internet by storm earlier this year will put on a live show in Phoenix next week.

Drew Lynch is scheduled to appear at the Tempe Improv Comedy Theater near Rural Road and University Drive at both 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Lynch quickly rose to international fame in late May after an appearance on “America’s Got Talent.” While his jokes were admittedly pretty funny, he won the audience over by explaining his speech impediment: During a softball game, Lynch was hit in the throat and suffered nerve damage in his vocal chords.

However, while the accident and its effects are sad, it was his admittance that, prior to his injury, he never would have spent time with the person he became that tugged at the heartstrings. His honesty (and humor) won him an instant pass to the next round by judge Howie Mandel.

Tickets to Lynch’s Arizona appearance are $20, not including a two-drink minimum order for each attendee. The show is restricted to those 21 and up.

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