Lynne Koplitz performs at Mohegan Sun’s Comix Comedy Club
Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Most women wouldn’t want to be associated with something called “Hormonal Beast.” But Lynne Koplitz is not most women. She’s a comedian, and “Hormonal Beast” is her new Netflix special. She thinks its name is cool.
Koplitz, who is performing at Mohegan Sun’s Comix Comedy Club, Thursday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 9, said the special came out earlier this year, and her work with comic Louis C. K. played a role in it.
“It’s really wild to be 50 and get a one-hour special on Netflix; it’s pretty exciting,” said Koplitz, who lives in Greenwich Village with her beloved and elderly Yorkie.
“I was on tour with Louis C.K. last year and he was shooting his Netflix special, so that’s how they saw me,” she said by phone. They said, ‘We want to offer you a special and we want to target women 40 to 60.’”
Netflix wanted to call the special “Hormonal,” and asked if she was OK with that name. Koplitz said, “I have a dog with medical issues and I’m not getting younger, so I’ll call it whatever you want to call it.”
Mohegan Sun, Comix Comedy Club, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Thursday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. $45-$15. 21and older, $10 food/drink minimum. 860-862-7000, www.comixmohegansun.com
She felt it went very well, but after it was filmed and she was sitting with her comedian friends at The Comedy Cellar, her “home club,” Jim Norton said to her, “You should look happier. What’s wrong?”
Koplitz, who planned for her comedy special “kind of my whole life... the way other women dream of a wedding,” said “Hormonal” wasn’t the title she’d envisioned. She’d wanted her special to be “Comedy Beast.” That’s when Norton proposed “Hormonal Beast.” Koplitz loved it, ran it by Netflix, and they loved it, too.
“A lot of my act talks about being hormonal, so I did fit into that category very well. The exciting thing is I think I am reaching women not just 40 to 60, but young girls, too. I really don’t understand the phenomenon of how millennial girls like me, but they really do. I just straight-shoot with them; I’m not very nice to them but they still like me.”
Koplitz said her comedy also deals with subjects such as the three things men want from women. “Food, sex and shut the ‘F’ up... I talk about how women are like tornadoes. We are not predictable and men try to reason with us. They like to call us crazy. A person who goes out to a level five twister and tells it to calm down is crazy.”
As for opening shows for Louis C.K., and his recent apology for sexual misconduct, Koplitz said working with him was “like taking a masterclass in comedy” and he “was nothing but a gentleman” with her.
“All of this stuff is unfortunate and I think he owned it...” she said. “Having just known him from the past year being on tour with him, the guy was nothing but wonderful and kind. I tell it like it is, watch my act. I would not say this to you if I thought for a minute any of that behavior was still there. And I see a lot. I see guys at their best and worst. I never saw a second of it. It happened a decade ago.”
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