Stephen Andrew Lynch (born July 28, 1971) is a musical comedian/actor noted for [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]] and [[VulgarHumor vulgar]] songs.
!!Tropes associated with Stephen Lynch include:
* AffablyEvil: ''"Beelz"'', which portrays Satan as a SissyVillain.
* AntiLoveSong
* AntiChrist: According to the song Beelz
--> ''"To spread my evil ways I went to Earth and had a son/And now he makes his living as a singing comedian."''
* AssShove: "Gerbil"
-->''"If Richard Gere can do it I can too!"''
* AudienceParticipationSong: When performing "Superhero", Stephen usually invites the audience to come up with their own superheroes. The suggestions tend to get ... inventive.
** Certain performances of "Vanilla Ice Cream" have audience members shouting out names of White celebrities who have dated/are married to Black women.
** Most of his songs count as this, but "Baby" [[InvokedTrope invokes]] it.
--->''Damn, that's an ugly baby! C'mon everybody, sing along! Damn, that's an ugly ba-'' '''[[SuddenlyShouting Sing, fuckers! C'mon!]]''' ''Damn, that's an ugly baby!''
*** The "[[https://youtu.be/HpWB_ZiFy-Q Live at the Del Ray]]" performance had him ask for just the guys, then just the ladies, then just [[SchmuckBait those who were ugly babies]] to sing.
* [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel, Bad Angel]]: "Voices In My Head"
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: "Talk to Me, Dad" is on the subject.
--> Well it seems last night you caught me [[ADateWithRosiePalms spankin' it]] // No use denyin' it, I was really crankin' it...
* [[CainAndAbel Craig And Jesus]]: Evidently, Jesus had a brother named Craig, a party animal and BFF of Judas.
* DescentIntoDarknessSong: Several songs. "Superhero" starts with describing various superheroes kids might want to be before turning into a diatribe against his unfaithful wife who now lives in Hawaii with a doctor, dumping him with three kids and no job.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: The twist at the end of "Grandfather" is that [[spoiler: he forgot that his grand''mother'' was still alive, and makes plans to bump her off next]].
* DirtyOldMan: His character in "Mixer at Delta Chi", a self-styled "bad professor" who macks on freshmen.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: The setup for "Vanilla Ice Cream".
-->Just donít take it personally, this is no attack; But we will never last because Iím white and you areÖ [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion also white]].
* FakeOutOpening: His usual schtick is to have his songs start as a pleasant acoustic guitar ballad for the first verse before completely going off the rails by the chorus. Reversed with "Beelz," a song about Satan that starts out as a harsh whsiper for the first verse but then switches to a cheerful voice for the rest of the song.
* TheGrotesque: The titular "Baby", especially if the lyrics near the end are any indication.
-->''She's got one good tooth and one ear, and one eye // Thank God just one nose, but it's on her left thigh!
* HappilyMarried: To fellow performer Erin Dwight. Reportedly, he trusts her opinion of his music so well that if she doesn't laugh on the first pass of a song, he'll scrap it entirely.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Implied in bridge of "Gay."
--> "We've never hugged, we've never kissed / I've never been intimate with your fist / But you have opened brand new doors / Get over here and drop! Your! Drawers!"
* ImGoingToHellForThis: Repeatedly states this between verses on "Special Olympics". The fact that he has others sing along with him means that everyone else is going down with him.
* InheritanceMurder: The singer's conclusion in "Grandfather".
-->''It's all over now, my grand-dad is dead. A mysterious blow to his wrinkled old head. Before I collect, [[DidNotThinkThisThrough a small oversight]], but everything should turn out alright. [[spoiler: [[HereWeGoAgain I'll start working on my grandma tonight]].]]
* LyricalDissonance: Every. Fucking. Song.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: Special Ed has to live in his mother's shed. [[SubvertedTrope It's not all bad, though]], since Ed is 1) allowed out to play, and 2) gets a bed. Compared to most other attic dwellers, he lives like a king.
* MoodWhiplash: His songs tend to follow a structure of [[FakeOutOpening one completely straight verse]], then a chorus that turns it into a joke song. "Lullaby" is a good example of this.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: "Best Friend's Song" subverts this. Mark Teich is fine with Lynch sleeping with his sister... he just has to pay first.
** The radio version has him [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne glossing over this]] to make one thing clear - [[spoiler: he does NOT like Creator/JuliaRoberts movies]].
* NerdsAreVirgins: "D&D" ends with the line "Virgins till the day we die!"
* ParentalIncest: His "Mother's Day" song hints at this, as his mother was his prom date "And I was the only guy // who got lucky that night".
-->'''Stephen''': ''[[DefensiveWhat What]]''?! Oh, like you've never fucked your mom before!
* PatterSong: A few, but most notably "Whittlin' Man" (especially with Rod Cone's backup vocals).
* PedophilePriest: "Priest" is a song of a priest barely trying to resist his urges.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Parodied in "What If That Guy From Music/SmashingPumpkins Lost His Car Keys."
* ProtestSong: Played with in "America."
* RaceFetish: "Vanilla Ice Cream" is about this.
-->''I only like black girls, the brown girls, the café au lait.// Oh, caramel girls and mocha girls just blow me away.// If you're a nubian,// I want you to be in// Every fantasy,// But if you're a whitey,// Say nighty-nighty,// You're just not the girl for me.
* RefugeInAudacity: His entire schtick is this. For example:
** A song about being divorced for being absolutely disgusting; [[LyricalDissonance couched as a lullaby to his infant daughter]].
** A song about a Jewish man who somehow lands a Neo-Nazi girlfriend.
** A song about his "special" friend Edward; who one day smashes him in the face him with a brick, making the narrator "special" too.
** A song making fun of the special Olympics
** A song about his twin daughters; one is born absolutely hideous (she's promptly abandoned).
* RunningGag: His complete inability to whistle as part of his songs. It might start out okay, but it quickly dries up into literally blowing air through his lips before he gives up.
* SelfDeprecation : From "Beelz"
--> To carry on my evil ways\\
I went and had a son\\
And now he makes his living\\
As a singing comedian
* StarbucksSkinScale: Used in the song "Vanilla Ice Cream".
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "Special Ed".
--> I thought college life was great,
--> Ed couldn't count from one to two!
** Also "If I Were Gay", which he lampshades by included a slight {{beat}}.
--> If I were gay we would tear down the walls.
--> But I'm not gay, so won't you stop cupping my...hand.
** Again in "Vanilla Ice Cream":
-->Just don't take it personally\\
This is no attack\\
But we will never last because\\
I'm white and you are...also white
* TakeThat: Pretty much all of "Beelz".
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Though he'd be quick to point out that he's not an especially skilled musician, Lynch considers himself a songwriter first and a comedian second, citing Music/CarlySimon as a major influence. The only part of his songs that are intentionally funny are the subject, which makes them all the funnier.
* ThoseWackyNazis: "Little Tiny Moustache".
* YourMom: At the end of "D&D" during his performance at the El Ray when his brother comes out to berate them for pretending like that.
-->'''Stephen and Mark''': We put a spell on thee!
-->'''Drew''': You guys are too much for me! Hahaha. ''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Stephen and Mark''': That's what your mama said last night! It's D and D!
* WhyWontYouDie: The singer of "Grandfather" is rather annoyed his elderly grandpa won't croak already.