Joan Rivers served as Lynne Koplitz’s comedy godmother over the icon’s final decade.
Now Koplitz is ready to become comedy godmother to the rest of us, with the release of her first solo hour of stand-up comedy on Netflix, Hormonal Beast.
So second thing now, here’s an excerpt from my review her special, via Decider:
You could see and hear how Koplitz was beyond the dating game in her brief stand-up performance captured in Chris Rock’s 2014 film, Top Five.
So by the time she recorded her Hormonal Beast, at 49, Koplitz wouldn’t take any guff from her boyfriend. Not if he claimed she hadn’t told him the correct date for her Netflix taping. Certainly not if he dared call her crazy. She’s not crazy, she jokes. Just hormonal. Koplitz notes that men would become just as unpredictable if they learned at 13 that any given month, “people could live inside of us.” At the other end, pushing 50 and menopause, Koplitz also now understands why her family thought her mother had gone “crazy” during a “cold cut incident” in 1985.
Besides, why would anyone think calling a loved one crazy is a good idea, anytime? “What do you think’s going to happen? Do you think you’re doing something good?” Koplitz says.