Today Complete Control gets rolling with the hilarious Eddie Ifft, X-Games BMX star Dakota Roche and an acoustic performance of “Goodnight Jimmy Lee,” by Danny from Roll the Tanks. The guys have a lot to say about their experiences traveling the big scary world, how to offend a pornstar, and jinxing extreme athletes. Eddie is clearly not afraid of shocking people, and he solidly represents comedians as a gnarly bunch.
Danny from Roll the Tanks closes us out with a song that is too fun for Joe to not start a mosh pit.
Known for his quick wit and caustic-style of comedy, Eddie Ifft – a critically acclaimed comic, has a habit of speaking first and then thinking, which gets him in trouble – a lot. Eddie has proudly told jokes around the world to sold-out crowds. Most recently Eddie filmed his DVD Live From Australia in front of a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House. 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.
Dakota Roche lives the “chill” lifestyle often ascribed to his native Huntington Beach: surfing and skateboarding nearly as much as he rides BMX. Well respected and very influential, he delivers banger video parts packed with his signature power-heavy but smooth style. He can fire out multiple rail combos but still blast a quarterpipe or spin a long-distance 540 to fakie, muscling his bike into any move while maintaining fluid motion.
Roll the Tanks may be the most ambitious band in LA. In a scene with bands on every corner, the RTT guys set out to get the world to notice their Replacements-y, Kinks influenced rock and roll sound by building a studio in a garage in Valencia by hand, where they aimed their sights on making a big unapologetic rock record. They recruited the sometimes-touring drummer of Frank Black and the Catholics and all-the-time drummer of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Joe Sirois, to round out their sound and then, with the help of a big-time metal producer who secretly had been following the band for over a year, they cranked out fifteen tracks of guitar heavy, bombastic rock and roll that somehow recalls the very best of Hold Me Up era Goo Goo Dolls with enough modern energy to keep it fresh and new sounding.
00:01 Welcome to Complete Control.
01:01 Joe introduces Dakota Roche, Danny from Roll the Tanks, and Eddie Ifft.
01:42 Dakota’s fifth X-Games.
03:02 The Roll the Tanks/Bosstones connection and making a single.
04:24 Eddie Ifft–Pittsburgh’s funniest surfer.
05:56 Eddie Ifft Live Stand Up Clip.
07:28 Travelling abroad and Eddie walks us through the rougher parts of England.
10:52 Dealing with hecklers onstage.
12:00 The Brazilian X-Games, China, and the major leagues of diarrhea.
15:08 Bikes with no brakes.
16:07 Getting hit by a car and sued for it.
16:58 Dakota’s BMX/Skating connection.
18:17 Danny breaks his back being active, and Eddie gets an STD.
19:12 “Talking Shit,” podcast sensation that keeps getting thrown off iTunes.
21:45 Having Andy Dick as a house guest and offending a porn star.
23:19 How to be a funny bully.
25:14 Eddie gets kicked out of every school ever and costs a nun her job.
26:42 Psyching out motocross drivers before their lethal jumps.
29:31 Danny from Roll the Tanks performs, “Goodnight Jimmy Lee.”
31:55 Thanks and goodbye!