Drew Lynch Makes History With Comedy Audition on ‘America’s Got Talent 10’ (VIDEO)
Drew Lynch performed a comedy routine on the America’s Got Talent 10 Season Premiere on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
This was a history-making audition for America’s Got Talent, as Drew became only the third act to receive the AGT “Golden Buzzer”. Brought back in tonight’s season premiere, the Golden Buzzer can be used to put through any contestant from the auditions straight to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall. And we got a live show-worthy act here with Drew Lynch, who’s not only a genuinely funny guy, but also an inspiration.
As a result of a sports injury four years ago, Drew has a stutter. Basically, during a softball game, he got hit in the throat, which damaged his vocal chords. Over the course of his introduction, he explains how his girlfriend encouraged him to do comedy to help him cope. In one of the more emotional moments of the night, he fought back tears while explains that the person he was before would never have given the time of day to the person he is now, admitting that he was a jerk who believed others should feel lucky just to talk to him. However, he’s been humbled by his experiences, and now feels it’s his responsibility to prove to others that you can turn anything around. It’s a wonderful audition, and you can check it out below:
Howard applauds him for getting the crowd on his side, while Mel B thinks it’s inspiring that he took his situation and turned it into a positive. Howie says he knows how Drew is here to make people laugh, but he can’t explain how emotional Drew has made him. He says that comedy comes from a dark place, but says what made Drew special was how he found the light at the end of that darkness. Howie says he’s never had the chance to do this for an act, but he loved Drew so much that he feels he must.
HOWIE HITS THE GOLDEN BUZZER! DREW LYNCH ADVANCES DIRECTLY TO THE LIVE SHOWS
Drew breaks down as golden confetti rains down on him. His girlfriend is just as emtoional. Howie truly believes Drew is worth the million dollars, and he wants to see him at Radio City Music Hall. Backstage, Drew asks his girlfriend if he has confetti in his hair. When she says he doesn’t, he notes that he has it in his heart. Adorable.
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And if you missed any of tonight’s show, check out our live blog/recap with videos: America’s Got Talent 10 – Live Blog and Recap – Audition 1 (VIDEO)
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