Eddie Ifft is one of America’s most popular comedy exports. He performs at the Funny Bone this weekend. (Photo provided).
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By PF Wilson for CityBeat

Eddie Ifft is one of America's most popular comedy exports. Perhaps that has something to with the political science degree he earned from the University of Pittsburgh. "I didn't really consider what I did in college," he explains. "I don't remember much of it. I did manage to squeeze a major in there." While a fixture on TV here (Comedy Central's Premium Blend, NBC's Late Friday Night, BET's Comic View, ABC's Comics Unleashed and NBC's Last Comic Standing), he tours the U.K. and Australia extensively.

"Most people overseas say, ‘We love the American people, we hate your leaders,' " Ifft says. "They believe our capitalism has gone too far and that we're way too extreme with our capitalism. They're not saying they want communism or socialism, they want something a little bit in between." Ifft also hosts the popular podcast Talkin' S*** with Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft, which regularly appears in iTunes' Top 10 comedy podcasts. $15-$17. Through Sunday, Jan. 13. The Funny Bone on the Levee. 859-957-2000, funnyboneonthelevee.com .

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