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9:48am EDT July 22, 2002

Curt Caffey is trying to keep a sense of humor, but his situation is getting frustrating.

Caffey, president of Capital-Plus Inc., wanted to open a multicultural, upscale, “clean” entertainment comedy club in the city, originally by April 1 of this year.

Building renovations first caused delays, but now he’s had to stop the process to work on replacing an investor who dropped out recently. Once he has new money on board, the project, The Last Laff World of Comedy, still will be at least three months away from completion.

Caffey wants the club to add to the nightlife of the city and support diversity.

“With comedy you can bring people together and they can laugh, and some of these barriers of cultural differences can be melted by way of the interaction of the laughter,” he says.

Already Caffey’s partnered with a Michigan agency to find comedians, and he plans to add performances by children to benefit a youth organization.

“It’s been a long process,” Caffey says, “and I guess there’s no one that wants to see it happen faster than I.”

How to reach: The Last Laff World of Comedy, 794-5278