Review: Lynne Koplitz, “Hormonal Beast” on Netflix

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.

I spoke to Koplitz just last week to talk about her life and career and the making of her Netflix special for my podcast, Last Things First.

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.

Read my full review of Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast, over at Decider.


Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Lynne Koplitz, “Hormonal Beast” on Netflix

  1. the funniest thing I have heard in a long time— we both roared— she nailed it !!

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