"During her set, stand-up comedian Lizzy Cooperman often stood behind a keyboard, which she used to punctuate her jokes with ominous organ notes — the discordance between her dire score and the audience’s laughter was funny in and of itself, stoking the audience more and more. “Nothing elicits more rage in me than an invitation for an evening of crafting,” she said, slamming her hands down on the keys. “I get these emails, like, ‘Hey lady, come over on Tuesday. Bring scissors and glitter and let’s sit around and die!’” she yelled over a funeral note, adding, “and they’re not even spelling it right! They’re spelling it DIY.” Cooperman clearly knew her audience, delivering jokes in a theatrical old crone voice, playing truth or dare with the crowd and giving us the opportunity to laugh at ourselves. “I just want to explore the boundaries!” she screamed, “’Cause I’m so sex positive!” At times, laughter nearly drowned out her keyboard. No drink minimum necessary, Cooperman killed." -LA Times
"Although Cooperman writes traditional jokes for TV shows, her own comedy is closer to avant garde. She moves erratically yet seamlessly between characters and conceits, using the entire stage and occasionally banging a keyboard for effect. Just when you think it doesn’t make sense, you’ll get it." - Time Out LA
"Lizzy Cooperman's a witchy lady. In her act, she writhes around the stage like a crazy combination of Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus and Norma Desmond. She plays morose tones on a keyboard, and punctuates her set with unhinged laughter. She's all of us, is what I'm saying, and catching her at Sunday's Depresshow at Branx between two other shows was an accidental Bridgetown highlight." -Portland Mercury
"Lizzy Cooperman tells puns through a twisted hourglass. Seeing her perform at the Silverlake Lounge a few years ago I was instantly enamored with her unrelentingly imaginative style. Armed with a piano that provided counterpoint to the puns and kaleidoscopic tales, Cooperman creates little worlds one joke at a time. It seems only natural then that she would apply her freewheeling style to filmmaking to give birth to AVANT-GRÄM." -Yay LA Magazine
"A certain punk rock mentality has been injected into the veins of the form and has sprouted a whole new interest as well as an ever-burgeoning group of up-and-coming comedians that really channel this great “shoot now, ask questions later” spirit. One of the best examples of this, as well as the person who gets our Tip of the Hat this week, is the brilliant, fierce, and side-splitting-ly funny Lizzy Cooperman. Lizzy, whether she is doing 5 min. or an entire hour at a bar or on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, instantly makes an unique experience out of any performance. From the moment she takes mic to the end of her set, it’s comedy that reaches a rare level of being thrilling. At this point, it might sound like Cooperman has a devised some incredibly clever mash-up of performance art and comedy, but that would likely suggest that she doesn’t go through a barrage of jokes that hit fast and hit hard as well as the coda of many of her jokes in a resounding slam of her accompanying keyboard. It’s her combining well crafted jokes with an indisputable stage presence that is absolutely riveting. Together, it’s the complete hysterical experience that is watching Lizzy Cooperman tell jokes." -The Comedy Bureau
"Lizzy is more than a stand-up comic: She is a performance artist, an incredible jokesmith and a force. Seeing her live is an experience. It's hard to find someone doing anything truly original with stand-up comedy these days, and she has found a way to reinvent the art. I can't wait till she gains mass exposure -- people are going to lose their minds." Nikki Glaser, ET Online
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