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Comedian bringing act to the Boro
James Gregory performs tonight at the Averitt
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Comedian James Gregory plays tonight at the Averitt Center. - photo by Special

Expect lots of laughter in downtown Statesboro Saturday night.
      Comedian James Gregory was Friday’s guest on the “Mornings unPHILtered” show and he will bring his act to the Averitt Center Saturday at 7:30 pm.
      Host Phil Boyum asked Gregory how he got into comedy. Gregory said he was in sales as a young man, and then went to in the civil service for a number of years, saying that he learned a lot there, as all government agencies are a joke.
Gregory said that the smaller the room, the better it is for a stand-up comedian, whereas for the rock musician the big rooms work out really well. As such, he said the Averitt should be just the right size for him.
      He said there are sometimes the theaters are so small that they have to add several shows just to meet the demand, and suggested that when he comes back again he'd like to see enough demand to do two shows.
Gregory said his show is family-friendly, and any age can come and expect to be entertained. It's clean comedy, but it is not boring. His opening act does the first 20 minutes, and then he takes over. He promised his audience it'd be gut-busting fun for all.
      Gregory said he likes performing in theaters more so than in nightclubs because the atmosphere is so much more enjoyable. He said that he's been doing this long enough that he has several generations of families coming to his shows together.
      He said he loves talking about family, as there's always plenty of crazy things going on there.
      Tickets to the Gregory show are $27 for adults, and $24 for seniors. He said he'll be in Statesboro Saturday afternoon and can't wait to meet his audience. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 212-2787.

 “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on

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