Twenty-seven year old Drew Lynch from Indianapolis is not your run of the mill stand-up comedian. His story isn't like anything you've ever heard before either. Once an active softball player, Drew recalls a ball flying at him during a game. The damage on his throat caused him to wake up the following day with a stutter that he said forever changed the way he communicated. Like most people, the obstacle caused him to feel sorry for himself and believe that nothing would be the same anymore. That is, until he decided to change the way he saw his situation and create a better future for himself. Who would think a person with such an experience would venture into comedy?
"You can only hang your head for so long before you have to pull yourself up."
If most of us developed a positive attitude like Drew's, most inconveniences wouldn't be seen as problems but rather, as opportunities for learning and improvement. We can draw inspiration from his story which tells us that life's roadblocks may cause us to grieve and wallow but we can only do both for so long. Drew's comeback on America's Got Talent proves that good things really do come to those who change their perspective and don't give up in life.
From overcoming feeling helpless about his stutter to walking onstage at America's Got Talent armed with confidence and a stand-up comedy act, Drew Lynch sure has made an impression on the judges of the show. His comeback proves that turning an ordeal into a favorable circumstance is the best way to go about life. The enthusiastic exchange between the young comedian and all four judges allowed Drew to once more grace the audience (and the rest of the world!) with his uplifting story.
"America's Got Talent, it built such a platform for me in a way that was more than just getting to do comedy. I'm giving people a voice who have to overcome a daily obstacle. This show taught me that that was my talent - it's to continue to overcome adversity."
He treated the audience and the judges to a stand-up comedy act which the judges playfully expressed disappointment towards for not lasting long enough. Drew's resilience and hunger for triumph and success has propelled him to greater things - being able to tell his story and share his talent with the world.
Drew Lynch received more than just praises and a standing ovation. He earned everybody's respect and gave hope to those who may be going through similar predicaments.