Comedian Dan Davidson brings Midwestern humor to Funnybone in Newport

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PF Wilson
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What do comedian Dan Davidson and quarterback Peyton Manning have in common? They both moved from Indianapolis to Denver, though for different reasons.

“I got married,” explains Davidson, “and my wife had a house in Denver and I had an apartment in Indianapolis, and I’m like, ‘A house in Denver is better than an apartment in Indianapolis.’ ” Weather was also a factor.

“She would always come visit me in Indianapolis and she couldn’t stand the mugginess of the Midwest. Now that I’m out here I totally get it. I love it out here.”

With the move has come a shift toward acting. “I’ve really been working hard at developing that craft,” he says. “Being a comedian it’s all about controlling things and in acting it’s about not controlling.”

Thursday-Saturday. $10-$15. Levee Funny Bone, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Ky., 859-957-2000, funnybonecentral.com.

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