James Gregory has a way of making people feel a little bit better about their own relatives - or not. The Southern-bred comedian has been known to joke about his family functions (full of belching and uh ... gas). But it's his vivid storytelling, and the sound effects, that give his shows an intimate feel, even in the not-so-small confines of The Comedy Zone.
$18-$20. Nov. 23, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 24, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone at N.C. Music Factory, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.