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Humorist James Gregory to perform at Niswonger Performing Arts Center

Johnson City Press • Nov 6, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Niswonger Performing Arts Center welcomes “The Funniest Man In America,” James Gregory, back to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

Join us for an evening of non-stop laughter with Gregory’s wry sense of humor, Southern accent and universal story-telling. The ridiculous, the common and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian.

For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

James does not “tip-toe” through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or eggshells. That style is evident on stage as well. 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. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. 

James is heard weekly on syndicated radio shows such as “Rick and Bubba,” “John Boy and Billy,” and “Bob and Tom.” Combined, these shows are broadcast to people in over 220 cities nationwide. As a result, he now has a grass-roots following that numbers in the millions.

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

Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss James Gregory at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. Tickets are $25 for orchestra or mezzanine level seating and $15 for balcony seats.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office or by calling 423-638-1679.

NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is a $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The 1,150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School in Greeneville. For venue information, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.

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