Corey Harrison, also known as Big Hoss, of “Pawn Stars” fame visited the Ocean State recently and spent some time visiting an old friend, Tom Lynch, who is now a Cranston resident after …
Corey Harrison, also known as Big Hoss, of “Pawn Stars” fame visited the Ocean State recently and spent some time visiting an old friend, Tom Lynch, who is now a Cranston resident after having worked on the show while living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I was Rick and Corey’s executive assistant for two and a half years in Vegas,” Lynch explained. “I had lived in Vegas for 12 years. I was basically their right hand man for those two and a half years before I moved back to Rhode Island.”
Lynch explained how he had found himself living in Cranston after hearing his father had become sick and choosing to leave the show and Vegas behind in order to spend more time with him before he passed.
Harrison had been visiting Providence and Boston as part of their “Pawn Stars Do America” tour at the end of July, and after his obligations were done Corey chose to take some time to visit his old friend and get a taste of the delicious treats Rhode Island has to offer.
Popping in for the weekend, Harrison stayed in his old friend’s house and even attended Lynch’s son Tommy’s tenth birthday party.
“He took my son out to Lou Umberto's Italian Kitchen for lunch and bought him a desktop computer,” Lynch said while chuckling. “He kept asking him all these history trivia questions and doing this game with my son where if he could answer the question right he would get $100. My son is actually really good at history. Corey actually asked him five questions. They were pretty difficult, like I only knew the answer to two of them, but he got all five and Corey threw a $100 bill at him each time.”
Lynch said that the faces of friends coming to his Tomymy’s party were shocked when they realized who was there with them to the point of at least one parent having to do a double take after her son called out that Big Hoss was there only for her to assume he was mistaken before seeing it and realizing the truth herself.
Season two of “Pawn Stars Do America” is expected to be released some time in 2024 and filming is still ongoing in other states.