Eddie Ifft (USA)
22.08.2012 - 23.08.2012 19.00 h - 20.00 h
WED 22ND AUG 7PM
THE COMEDY STORE - Moore Park
$29 + BF
(02) 9357 1419
'Confrontational, dark, smart and (most importantly), hilarious, Eddie Ifft is one of the most underrated American stand-up comedians around.'
Known for his quick wit and caustic-style of comedy, Eddie Ifft has a habit of speaking first and then thinking, which gets him in trouble – a lot. Having been fired from most jobs, including a short stint at his father's insurance firm (where he was either fired or asked to pursue a new career - depending on whom you ask) Eddie took to the stage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at an open-mic night and realised he was being paid to mouth off...and so began his stand-up career.
Eddie has performed around the world. Proudly telling jokes in most comedy clubs in the United States, UK and Australia, and has toured more than 15 countries. This year alone he headlined across the United States and in Australia, performing to sold-out crowds. Eddie has also performed at major comedy festivals worldwide including the prestigious invitation only 'Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival', 'Edinburgh Fringe Festival', 'Melbourne Comedy Festival' and the 'New Zealand Comedy Festival'.
He has also made numerous TV appearances on shows such as Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, BET’s Comic View, NBC’s Late Friday Night, VH1's Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Comic’s Unleashed and Chelsea Lately, and released his own 30-minute special for Comedy Central. Eddie’s popularity has spanned to Australia, where he has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Rove, Thank God You're Here, The Footy Show and Good News Week. A prolific writer and director, Eddie's worldwide travels were chronicled in a feature length documentary film, entitled America the Punchline.
Eddie currently co-hosts the popular podcast 'Jim and Eddie Talk Shit' with fellow comedian Jim Jeffries. 'Talking Shit' has quickly become one of the highest-rating and most talked about comedy podcasts in the world.
'Ifft’s biggest defence is that his jokes are damn funny' - Steve Bennett, Chortle
'the slacker of the comedy class keeps getting better…his material is pure comic genius' - Kosta Jaric, www.fringebenefits.com.au
www.alist.com.au - www.eddieifft.com – www.jimandeddietalkshit.com