An evening of health, wellness, and the arts will come together with comedian Drew Lynch, in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

This event is co-sponsored annually by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, the ETSU College of Public Health and Quillen College of Medicine honors students. As always, the event is open to students and the public free of cost. The evening will consist of several different activities throughout the night and will also leave time for a question and answer session towards the end of Lynch’s performance.

Anita DeAngelis, director of the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, provided more information about Drew Lynch.

“Many people, if they follow ‘America’s Got Talent,’ will know his name,” DeAngelis said. “He was the runner-up this last season. Drew is a young comedian who was injured in a softball game, and it caused him to stutter, and not just a little stutter. He stutters a lot.”

Drew Lynch made his claim to fame as a contestant on the most recent season of "America's Got Talent." (Contributed)

Drew Lynch made his claim to fame as a contestant on the most recent season of “America’s Got Talent.” (Contributed)

Some of Lynch’s act will be times where he makes fun of himself and will give us a taste of his comedic life, but he will also go on to tell us about his personal injury.

Drew has said that he has a motto he lives by, and that is to “do something everyday that scares you.” He later went on to say, “the person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today.”

Drew Lynch, in addition to gaining celebrity status as a contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” has appeared on the “Dr. Oz Show” as well as the game show “Idiot Test.” He now travels across the country headlining at comedy clubs.

Everyone involved is excited to put this show on for ETSU. Randy Wykoff, Dean of the College of Public Health, is especially happy about the outcome of the event.

“I continue to think that …, if nothing else, it brings together two of ETSU’s strongest areas,” Wykoff said, “the arts and the health sciences.”