Comedian Maronzio Vance hails from North Carolina, but he refuses to admit he’s from the South; after all, his home state starts with “North.” His storytelling style covers everything from shopping to sex. “I went into a Walmart last week and they had a Target inside it,” he tells an audience. “I’m like ‘damn, this is a big Walmart.’ And then the store just starts turning red on me. ‘Is this Target? I can’t afford Target.’ Walmart’s rolling back prices
. That smiley face understands my financial situation.” On the racier side, he tells the tale of a woman who wanted him to rough it up in bed and choke her. She told him her safe word was “refrigerator.” Vance was taken aback. “You’re saying in the midst of choking you, when you’re ready for me to stop you’re going to say ‘refrigerator?’ You’re not going to get that out. Whatever happened to just saying ‘stop?’ I’ll be enjoying it and you’ll be dead.” In addition to doing stand-up, Vance also acts and hosts his own podcast called Just Killing Time with Maronzio Vance
during which he has a conversation with another comic and talks about whatever’s on his mind when he turns on the mic. $15-$17. Through Sunday, Dec. 9. Funny Bone on the Levee, Newport. 859-957-2000, funnyboneonthelevee.com.