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Published on March 16th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Announcing a New Comedy Album From Maronzio Vance ’20’ Out April 2, 2021 on Blonde Medicine

Blonde Medicine recently announced the April 2, 2021 release of 20, the new double-album of comedy from Maronzio Vance.

20 is a west coast album. It was recorded live on stage in both San Francisco and Los Angeles in the months prior to the pandemic. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Vance has been a self-proclaimed “prisoner of Los Angeles” since 2001. The album gives a glimpse of how Vance was affected by growing up in LA over the past 20 years.

A Californian for roughly half of his life, Maronzio has been an entertainer for longer. A professional comedian since age 21, acting since age 15, and writing since age 10.

According to VanceI’ve been all of these things since I was born because I’m doing what I feel I was born to do. However, I did audition for Def Comedy Jam when I was 18. BIG MISTAKE!!!.

20 is packed with real-world takes on politics, American life, fast food, reality TV obsessions, Malibu burning down, and an epic tale of a massage ruined by a burrito. Siting Eddie Murphy as the primary inspiration for entering the entertainment business, inspiring his acting as well as his comedy, Vance credits James Baldwin, Alice Walker, David Sedaris, Walter Mosley, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Toni Morrision as inspirations behind his writing, which flows prolifically enough to demand a double-album:

“I go through these spurts where I have literary laxatives and just write a bunch… Some of the stuff has a purpose at the time, some of it just comes out and I find a place for it later. I got tired of sitting on material that I was waiting for a special moment to come in order to perform it. I’ll just write more material.”

Maronio Vance “20” track listing:


1. A Warm Welcome for Maronzio

2. The World is on Fire

3. Politics & Bullshit

4. Pretend to Be a Better Person & Be Healthy

5. A Tip from Maronzio

6. You Got Some More Rubbin’ to Do

7. A Fresh Coat of Paint

8. The Wrong Decisions

9. We Bring Things on Ourselves



1. Don’t Eat the Whole Thing

2. God Damn, Tommy

3. Tech Support

4. Getting over Getting Married

5. The Voice

6. Hard to Leave a Woman

7. Carolina to California

8. A Whole Month

9. Stop Fucking Playing with Me

10. #Satisfiedcustomer


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