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Comedy show benefits CASA
Gregory serves up 'family-friendly' fun
James Gregory
For tickets to the Nov. 1 CASA benefit featuring James Gregory, contact Sue Smith at (678) 938-4032. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Online: CASA,; Gregory,

In the mood for some good, clean stand-up comedy? Look no further than Forsyth County.

James Gregory, a longtime comedian from Atlanta, is performing a benefit show at 3 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Lambert High School auditorium.

Tickets are on sale for the event, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocate of Forsyth County.

Sue Smith, who is on the board of directors for CASA, said she's been a fan of Gregory for many years.

"I have attempted to contact him before without much luck, but this time it worked," said Smith, a five-year veteran of the program, which represents abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings.

Gregory said "it sounded like a good cause."

"I do a number of fundraisers," Gregory said. "I also do a lot of work in theaters like the one in Forsyth."

He added that his show is a "family-friendly show."

"Whether you're 8 years old, 18 or 80, you can enjoy it," he said.

Gregory said his brand of comedy runs the spectrum, "crazy and funny things in life."

"I stay away from what I call gutter stuff," he said. "People feel safe with my type of humor."

Smith said CASA volunteers felt the timing was right for Gregory's appearance.

"In times like this, laughter is the best medicine," she said. "It gives you an escape. We thought it would be a good way to have a few moments of laughter and a fun afternoon."