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James Gregory brings back ‘Funniest Man in America’ show to FAC

Posted: July 20, 2012 4:51 p.m.
Updated: July 23, 2012 5:00 a.m.
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James Gregory on stage.

It's been 30 years of hilarity on the road and he's back in Camden to share his humor again. James Gregory -- "The Funniest Man in America" -- returns to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Aug. 3 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now with two price options­. Limited "VIP" seats are available for $32 (general seating within the first four rows) and $27 for all other tickets (fourth row and back, general seating.) All seats are first-come, first-served. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

About Gregory

James Gregory is constantly touring. He’s been on the road about three days a week, 46 weeks a year for 30 years. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. Gregory has been the featured entertainer for more than 200 corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Hewlett Packard and Kroger. Gregory has also been the featured speaker for events sponsored by various civic and church groups.

Gregory doesn’t “tip-toe” through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or egg shells. That style is evident on stage as well. He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions -- now referred to as global warming. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists.

The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear.

Gregory’s success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, 30 something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets Gregory apart and his stories are carefully crafted art.

“I have lived long enough to know people, know life,” Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.”

For more information about the performance or tickets by web, visit www.fineartscenter.org. VIP tickets are only available by phone or in person at the FAC box office at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The phone number is 425-7676. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. You may purchase regular, general admission tickets online, by phone or at the FAC box office.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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