Walking On Egg Shells With Eddie Ifft

by Angie Ripple

Eddie Ifft is an insanely busy comic coming back to Bozeman after an eighteen-year hiatus. We were pretty surprised to see an ad on Facebook for Eddie’s upcoming Bozeman show, since in the early 2000s I brought him to Montana State University for two comedy shows, a night on the town with the ASMSU Campus Entertainment office, and a video-game-playing after party at our house. I spoke to Eddie via phone from Australia where he was in the midst of a 29-day comedy run with a bunch of surfing mixed in. Eddie loved Bozeman so much on his last visits, he’s coming back for a one-night stand at the Rialto on Friday, April 12, 2019.

AR: So what’s funny these days?

EI: What’s funny that you’re allowed to talk about? I don’t think anything. But, I think the pendulum is swinging back. I call my show Walking on Eggshells, but the truth is I’m just smashing them because I think it’s all just a bunch of hypocrisy. Outrage culture is just about boredom. Everybody likes to be better than everybody. “I’m better than you because I do this, or I don’t do this.” But, then you find out everybody has something wrong with them. I just look at like if your offended, that just made ten other people laugh really hard.

So what’s Bozeman like now? Is it still a hippy town? Or have all the rich people moved in and gentrified it all? 

AR: How’d you guess?

EI: Because that always happens to cool places, and they ruin it.

AR: It’s pretty much what’s happening.

EI: And, then they go from being hippies to hypocrites. So, they’ll tell you you have to recycle, but they’ll drive their Range Rover to the recycling center.

AR: And, they’ll leave it running while they recycle.

EI: That’s exactly what it is; they are just giant hypocrites. 

AR: So where would people know or recognize you from? TV shows?

EI: I’m on a show right now called This Week at the Comedy Cellar on Comedy Central. I was on a sitcom called Legit on FX. And I did everything from Last Comic Standing to I had my own show on Comedy Central. I did the Tommy Chong 420 Show on Showtime, but I’ve been on the Joe Rogan podcast three times, and people love 

Eddie’s Wodcast Podcast is what spurred this trip to Montana. “The #1 most fun and elite podcast on the internet about CrossFit.” A Bozeman CrossFitter was talking to one of the podcast’s sponsors, and they worked it out to bring Eddie to town. I promise he won’t just talk about CrossFit though, he’s cultured like that.

Local comics Jeffrey Strock, Danielle Rovira, Garrison Choitz, and Zachary Martinez will open the 18 and over show, A Night of Comedy with Eddie Ifft, at the Rialto Friday, April 12, 2019: doors at 8, show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, or in advance at http://rialtobozeman.ticketfly.com/ Get ready to be entertained!

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