Stephen Lynch creates picture-perfect, straight-faced mainstream alternative rock and then couples it with humorously twisted lyrics. He wisely started playing in comedy clubs instead of music venues. This led to opening gigs with everyone from Steven Wright to Yo La Tengo and appearances on Comedy Central and VH1 specials. Lynch's topical lyrics -- about molesting priests, hermaphrodites and killing animals -- are often more pointed and less humorous than the "poetry" found in modern rock. Since devoting himself entirely to a career in comedy and performance in 2000, Lynch has appeared on two Comedy Central Presents specials and released four albums (and counting) and a live DVD.