James Gregory’s comedy has no age limits.
“I was in Hampton, S.C., last night, and on the first row, there were three generations of a family – children, parents and grandparents,” said Gregory, via telephone Friday.
Gregory, who has been performing clean family humor for more than 30 years and has made numerous Augusta appearances since 1985, will make his Columbia County debut at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at the Columbia County Library in Evans.
With no foul language or risqué subjects, Gregory’s act is based on his observations of daily life and the people in it, and he said there is a lot of humor out there.
“Most American people have a good sense of humor,” he said. “There’s too much news. We have hundreds of cable news channels and less than 2 percent of news is uplifting or positive. If you watch it on a daily basis, you will think this country is not as funny or happy as it used to be. I don’t believe that.”
Gregory, who currently is making a swing through towns in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, said he often meets fans who started listening to his routines when they were children or teenagers, and now they are letting their kids listen to him as well.
“This is comedy everyone can relate to,” he said.
While he does keep his routines fresh with new material, there’s a chance he might slip something in there you’ve heard before, but he said most audiences don’t mind. It’s like having a favorite song.
“If it’s good, it’s good. It will last for years,” he said.
Tickets to the performance cost $27 and $35 and are available at Gregory’s Web site, www.funniestman.com, or by calling (877) 643-6854. They are also available at the Catch Phrase Café inside the Columbia County Library. Call (706) 447-7654.