WHAT'S so funny about Cape May?
For starters, there's the summer series of the all-star comedy company Catch a Rising Star at the Cape May Convention Hall that kicks off Tuesday with a performance by Robert Klein.
According to Suzy Vengo, owner of the famed comedy-club chain, the stand-up series fills a hole on the Cape May entertainment scene. "The closest comedy club is in Wildwood," she reasoned, adding that "you can reach so many more people in one night" at a venue the size of the newly rebuilt convention hall than you can at a typical comedy club.
Not that her new undertaking doesn't have its challenges. Vengo admitted that finding "PG-13" acts isn't easy when so many comedians fill their routines with coarse and inappropriate topics and language. But she believes her hoped-for summer slate fits the family-friendly bill.