Gregory Freiler

Gregory Freiler

CASA GRANDE — Comedian Gregory Freiler will headline the next Stand Up in the Box event at the BlackBox Foundation on Friday.

An Arizona-based storyteller and comedian, Freiler has performed across the country at a variety of venues including Gotham, The Ice House, Tempe Improv and Stand-Up Live.

“I spent 14 years in education honing my comedic skills, using humor to engage and entertain colleagues, students and occasionally putting a bully in their place. I draw comedy from a unique nomadic childhood, being the child of a stoic immigrant father, personal relationships and yes, even from his experiences as a teacher,” he said in a press release provided by the BlackBox Foundation.

He has worked with professional comedians including Bob Marley, David Spade, Ritch Shydner, Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, Paul Reiser and others, according to the press release.

In 2013, 2014 and 2016, he performed for the military overseas.

“Greg continues to grow as a storyteller and a truly entertaining and engaging comedian,” the press release said. “He was moved about the country frequently throughout his childhood by parents ... attending a different school year after year. Always the new kid, he learned early to use his sense of humor and joke-telling ability to make friends, ward off potential bullies and the inevitable beatings.”

Admission is $10 per person. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the BlackBox Foundation theater, 407 N. Sacaton St.

Tickets are available in advance online at www.blackboxaz.org or at the door.

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