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Gregory to headline at CCP

Comedian James Gregory will perform at the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville at 7:30 p.m. CST, Thursday, Oct. 11.

Gregory spins “front porch humor,” or funny stories everyone knows, no matter where they are from or how old they are.

“I am family-oriented,” Gregory says. “Sometimes, when you say family-oriented, people think it is dull, but my show is hysterically funny from beginning to end. I think that is why people come to the show over and over again. When they leave, they feel good about it.”

Gregory was born into a poor family in the rural town of Lithonia, Ga. At age 11, he worked 37 hours a week at the local grocery store to help support his family.

“There was never a backup for me,” he says. “I knew that everything I wanted in life I’d have to pay for myself. Anything you want costs something. I had to earn it on my own.”?

Twenty-something years later, it is this unique humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James Gregory apart and his stories are a carefully-crafted art.

“I have lived long enough to know people, know life,” Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my experience. I want to make the whole country laugh.”

Ignoring the eggshells of the politically correct, Gregory pokes fun at everyone from health fanatics to animal rights activists, and his fans flock to hear him in droves. His success, like his comedy, has been initiated by the values he grew up with.

Tickets are $22 Adults and $11 Kids/Students and can be purchased from the Playhouse Box Office at 931-484-5000. Visit online at


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