LUMBERTON — In a time where comedy is often crude and reserved for adults, comedian James Gregory presents something that he says his fans equate to “going to a family reunion.”
“That’s the unique thing about my show,” Gregory said. “It’s open to people of all ages. There’s no profanity, but it’s still funny.”
If you Google the “Funniest Man in America,” you’ll come upon Gregory, who claimed the title after more than 20 years of delivering punch lines. A frequent guest on syndicated radio shows like ”Rick and Bubba,” “John Boy and Billy” and “Bob and Tom,” Gregory will perform at the Carolina Civic Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for general seating and $32 for seating toward the front.
Gregory said he enjoys intimate venues characteristic of the Civic Center because “it’s almost like doing your show in a huge living room.”
He said he’s been touring North Carolina for almost 30 years and that his comedy is based on everyday life — comedy from the vantage point of the front porch.
According to a statement, “He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions — now referred to as global warming.”
Gregory, who returns to Lumberton for a second time, said people leave his shows feeling much happier than when they came.
“People feel better after they leave than they did before they arrived. It’s upbeat, it’s funny.”