John Caparulo

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John Caparulo
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Born (1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 40)
East Liverpool, Ohio
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active 1997 – present
Genres Observational
Subject(s) Everyday life
Influences Richard Pryor
The Simpsons
Spouse Jamie Caparulo
Notable works and roles The Tonight Show
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour
Chelsea Lately
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[edit]

Caparulo grew up primarily in a region of Ohio near the Pennsylvania and West Virginia borders. Caparulo attended East Liverpool High School, graduating in 1993. After graduating from Kent State, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Pi, he 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.


Caparulo, known to many as "Cap," got his first big breaks appearing at the 2003 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal,[1] where he was offered a sitcom, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.[2] He has since appeared on The Tonight Show,[3] was featured on Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation hosted by Bill Engvall,[citation needed] and was one of the comedians documented on Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour.[4][5] 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.[6][7] Cap intermittently hosts "The Mad Cap Hour" radio show with his wife Jamie Caparulo, and comedian Mark Ellis on Sirius XM,, and iTunes. Although he is currently touring nationally, he also regularly appears on the E! show Chelsea Lately, and voices the character of 'Headphone Joe' on Disney's "Fish Hooks." Cap released his second album titled "Come Inside Me' in August, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

On the November 4th, 2010 episode of Chelsea Lately, John announced that he proposed to Jamie Marie Kelly after his October 29th 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 27th, 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[edit]

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[2]
"Eric Idle, Lauren Holly,
and John Caparulo" (Episode 1,170)
May 5, 2004[8]
2004 ESPN25: Who's #1? ESPN "Most Outrageous Characters"
July 13, 2004[9]
2005 Premium Blend Comedy Central "Alex Ortiz, Ophira Eisenberg,
Matt Iseman and John Caparulo"
(Episode 802)
February 4, 2005[10]
2005–2008 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC "Avril Lavigne, Pamela Anderson,
Selma Blair and John Caparulo"
(Episode 2,988)
August 12, 2005,[11]
"Jennifer Aniston, John Caparulo,
The All-American Rejects"
(Episode 3,116)
April 4, 2006,[12]
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[13] November 17, 2007 Performer Live performance for TV,
never aired.

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