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Comedian James Gregory suitable for the whole family

By Laura Shirley -- Telegraph correspondent

James Gregory will bring his family friendly brand of comedy to the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21.
James Gregory will bring his family friendly brand of comedy to the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21.

Three generations of one family were in the front row at a recent show, and that is important to comedian James Gregory, performing tonight at the Grand Opera House.

"My show is always suitable for all ages. Very few comedians touring the country can say that they are completely family friendly. They're not going to be embarrassed by anything, and there's no profanity," Gregory said.

Rather than tell classic jokes with punchlines, Gregory said he is more of a story teller, entertaining audiences with "comedy from the heartland."

"I like to talk about the crazy things our kinfolk do, like I have an overweight aunt who's been on a diet for 40 years. Everyone in the audience knows someone like that; I see people nodding their head in agreement when I'm telling a story," he said.

After touring the country for more than 20 years, Gregory now mostly sticks to the Midwest and Southeast, he said.

"But no matter where I go, if the show is based on everyday life, the audience is going to enjoy it," he said. "It's funny from beginning to end."

James Gregory

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21

Where: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.

Cost: $28-$40

Information: 478-301-5470; www.thegrandmacon.com

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