Just a few years ago, musical comedian Stephen Lynch was unstoppable. Three aggressively witty CDs and an impossibly high-energy DVD rocketed him through the college circuit and onto Opie & Anthony and Comedy Central. Then he scored a co-headlining spot on the network's juggernaut 2004-05 "Comedy Central Live" tour. So it wasn't entirely a surprise when he tackled the Tony-nominated role of Robbie Hart in the 2006 Broadway run of The Wedding Singer. (He originally set out to become an actor.) Lynch has returned to form this year with an unexpected onslaught of European success, a groundbreaking deal with Comedy Central, and preparations for both a new album and a one-hour TV special. Consider this smattering of dates the trickle before the downpour. See him at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (1 Riverboat Drive) tonight at 7 and 10. Tickets cost $30; call 816-472-7777 for more information.
Fri., Nov. 7, 2008