Stephen Lynch 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.
* [[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 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* LyricalDissonance: Every. Fucking. Song.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: Special Ed has to live in his mother's shed.
* 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 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!"
* PedophilePriest: "Priest" is a song of a priest barely trying to resist his urges.
* ProtestSong: Played with in "America."
* RaceFetish: "Vanilla Ice Cream" is about this.
* RefugeInAudacity: His entire schtick is this. For example:
** A song about being divorced for being absolutely disgusting; 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).
* 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".
* ThoseWackyNazis: "Little Tiny Moustache".