John Caparulo
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John Caparulo
John Caparulo
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Born (1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 42)
East Liverpool, Ohio
Medium Stand-up Acting
Nationality American
Years active 1997 - present
Genres Observational
Spouse Jamie Caparulo[1]
Children 1
Notable works and roles Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour Chelsea Lately Work It Mobile Home Disaster

John Caparulo (born September 22, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian. He is perhaps best known for his appearances on the late night E! talk show, Chelsea Lately.

Early life

Caparulo grew up in East Liverpool, Ohio and graduated from Kent State in 1998. Caparulo started his stand-up career in night clubs in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh in 1997. He then spent several years working as a doorman at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, California and as a groundskeeper at a local golf course.[1][2][3]


Caparulo appeared at the 2003 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal,[4] where he was offered a sitcom,[] and a spot on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.[5] He has since appeared on The Tonight Show,[6] was featured on Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation hosted by Bill Engvall,[] and was one of the comedians documented on Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour.[7][8] He hosted Mobile Home Disaster on CMT, and played the part of 'Brian' on the short-lived ABC sitcom Work It. He also has a comedy special that aired on Comedy Central on December 21, 2008 called John Caparulo: Meet Cap which was directed by Dave Higby. The special was released on CD on February 10, 2009 and on DVD on April 14, 2009.[9][10] Caparulo intermittently hosts The Mad Cap Hour radio show with his wife Jamie Caparulo and comedian Mark Ellis on Sirius XM,, and iTunes. In addition to touring, he regularly appears on the E! show Chelsea Lately, and voices the character Headphone Joe on Disney's Fish Hooks. Caparulo released his second album titled Come Inside Me in August, 2013 on Netflix.[]m In February 2014, Cap began releasing Caplets, a brand-new set of comedy every 30 days that he shoots at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California and distributes them on his website for free.

Personal life

On the November 4th, 2010 episode of Chelsea Lately, John announced that he proposed to Jamie Marie Kelly after his October 29 performance at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California. John and Jamie were wed at Water Street Tavern near their alma mater, Kent State University, on May 27, 2012. The couple currently resides in Calabasas, California with their two dogs, a basset hound and a puggle. On their October 26, 2014 #26 Domestic Disputes podcast Jamie reveals to John that they are having a child. On November 27, 2014 #28 of their podcast they reveal that their child is going to be a girl and that they are going to name her Madden Jae. They welcomed Madden Jae on May 22, 2015.


Title Details Peak chart
US Comedy US Country
John Caparulo: Meet Cap 8 --
Come Inside Me
  • Release date: September 17, 2013
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
2 59
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Television appearances

Year Show Network Episode
(name, # and/or airdate)
2003 - 2004 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn CBS "James Marsden, Alex Kingston,
and John Caparulo" (Episode 967)
May 7, 2003[5]
"Eric Idle, Lauren Holly,
and John Caparulo" (Episode 1,170)
May 5, 2004[11]
2004 ESPN25: Who's #1? ESPN "Most Outrageous Characters"
July 13, 2004[12]
2005 Premium Blend Comedy Central "Alex Ortiz, Ophira Eisenberg,
Matt Iseman and John Caparulo"
(Episode 802)
February 4, 2005[13]
2005-2008 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC "Avril Lavigne, Pamela Anderson,
Selma Blair and John Caparulo"
(Episode 2,988)
August 12, 2005,[14]
"Jennifer Aniston, John Caparulo,
The All-American Rejects"
(Episode 3,116)
April 4, 2006,[15]
Episode ?,
January 5, 2008
2006 Comedy Central Presents: John Caparulo Comedy Central Episode #171
April 7, 2006
2008 - present Mobile Home Disaster CMT All episodes Host
2008-present Chelsea Lately E! Recurring Roundtable panelist
2008 John Caparulo: Meet Cap Comedy Central December 21, 2008 Performer
2009-present The International Sexy Ladies Show G4 June 7, 2009 Commentator


Year Title Release date Role Notes
2006 Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour February 8, 2008 Performer First shown at 2006 Toronto
International Film Festival
2007 Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation[16] November 17, 2007 Performer Live performance for TV,
never aired.

See also


  1. ^ a b Gadino, Dylan. "'Chelsea Lately' Put Comedian John Caparulo Center Stage, But Married Life Presents Far More Challenges". Hollywood Take (September 28, 2013). Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ McIntyre, Michael K. (December 7, 2011). "John Caparulo steps off your TV screen and on the Hilarities stage". Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ McNulty, Timothy (February 8, 2008). "For Ohio comedian, tour was 'colossal'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "John Caparulo - Just For Laughs 2006". Retrieved 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "The Late Late Show with Crain Kilborn James Marsden, Alex Kingston, and John Caparulo". Retrieved 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Tonight Show: John Caparulo". Retrieved 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Staff, Variety (February 1, 2008). "John Caparulo (Stars in Vince Vaughn's 'Wild West Comedy Show')". Retrieved 2009. 
  8. ^ "John Caparulo Clip". Retrieved 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c "Meet Cap (CD) By: John Caparulo (Artist)". Retrieved 2009. 
  10. ^ "DVD: John Caparulo: Meet Cap (Full Frame)". Retrieved 2009. 
  11. ^ "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Eric Idle, Lauren Holly, and John Caparulo". Retrieved 2009. 
  12. ^ "ESPN25: Who's #1?: Most Outrageous Characters". Retrieved 2009. 
  13. ^ "Premium Blend: Episode 802". Retrieved 2009. 
  14. ^ "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Show #2988". Retrieved 2009. 
  15. ^ "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Guest Jennifer Aniston; John Caparulo; The All-American Rejects". Retrieved 2009. 
  16. ^ "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation (2007)". Netflix. Retrieved 2009. 

External links

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