While Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beasts won’t lead you to question why it took her 20 years to have a special like this, it will lead you to wonder why haven’t you heard of her before?
At 49, Lynne Koplitz has seen quite a bit. Be it dicks, men, or bull—-. Which she has taken in stride. After all, she is a New Yorker. One which sometimes has petals fly from under her dress as a joke. She can roll with the punches.
Which is something she tries to help you understand. For Lynne isn’t trying to insult you or really get as vulgar as her younger peers, she is funny aunty Lynne. The one who says outlandish stuff that makes you giggle and shames your mother. Like her talking about buying her niece a roofie kit since she isn’t sure if that may have ever happened to her, but she knows she’d probably like sex more if she was unconscious.
Though her take and advice on things aren’t always as outlandish. A lot of what Koplitz talks about is the differences between the sexes and how to understand men. Be it the difference between a crazy man or a crazy woman, how men probably wouldn’t like if they were forced to gag while giving oral, and a slew of other things. All of which gives you hope that maybe when these up and coming raunchy comics get older, maybe they’ll learn how to balance the jokes with vulgarity.
Men don’t ask each other questions, have you noticed it? They don’t. Most men just tell each other things, unless they are at work or a sporting event. Very rarely do you hear a man ask another man questions.
Other Noteworthy Moments
The Sweet Spot
I grew up on Black comedians and have probably watched The Kings of Comedy and Queens of Comedy more times than I can recall. Which I bring up because, like Koplitz does, they didn’t have a need to focus on one specific thing and beat the topic to death. They didn’t have to focus solely on them being Black, politics, sex, or something similar. There was a certain familiarity and not like what you get with Amy Schumer and others who just seem shameless and like they just honestly don’t give an f*** because they get paid regardless. This familiarity was used so they could connect with you beyond the gross things you and their bodies can and have done.
Which you get with Koplitz. Does she talk about being hormonal? Of course, it is in the title. Yet, she shows herself able to talk about, and joke about, things outside of being a woman. Granted, her routine is rooted in what it is like to be a woman and a woman’s point of view, but general statements remind you she is a person before all that. Like not wanting to hear a bunch of millennial girls on a megaphone shouting “Pussy” 7 o’clock in the morning. No matter man, woman, trans, or fluid, no one wants that for their alarm clock. Alongside, what I found interesting, her noting that men are simple creatures who don’t feel the need to ask a lot of questions or, just by jacking off, can get over things like their grandmother dying.
Leading you to believe, she isn’t just a comedian who came up with a bunch of jokes but is someone trying to have a conversation with you. Providing some insight into dating and just how things work. Which helps make her funnier since you lose that vibe of feeling that because she is on the stage so she better make me laugh. Rather, she becomes that weird aunt who makes you laugh because she is so open but keeps in mind no one desires to be grossed out.
Overall: Positive (Watch This)
While you won’t be holding your stomach, or bladder, while watching Lynne Koplitz, you will be presented with someone you may desire to look out for. For while her comedy isn’t so strong you can imagine her being the next big thing, she seems like the type who you’d expect to have a long filmography of guest starring, or supporting roles, on shows you remember watching. Since she truly knows how to craft a persona which feels so familiar to you that she is like that family member you only see during reunions, or on holidays, and is the highlight of the event.
Hence the positive label for while the 20 times I laughed weren’t making me gasp for air, she definitely tickled me enough to leave a positive impression. To the point that if her name is on it, I’d be willing to give the production a chance. I’d even, if it wasn’t a hassle, or over $40, maybe see her live. Which is saying something since $40 is more than I pay for any of the services I use to keep this site running.