From starting out at random night clubs to booking a residency at the coveted Las Vegas’ Harrah’s, John Caparulo has come a long way with his comedy career. Call him a late night staple if you may, Caparulo has appeared in a number of late night shows from E!’s Chelsea Lately to Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. However, he is best known for his days with Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately where he gained recognition as the under-dressed everyman.
Who is John Caparulo?
So, who really is John Caparulo? Well, from our research, there is a lot to be known about the funnyman. For starters, he was born on the 22nd of September 1975 in East Liverpool, Ohio where he was also raised.
He attended Akron University and a year later, he transferred to Kent State. Cap graduated from the school in 1998.
While focused on his academics, Cap developed an interest in comedy and began doing stand-up, starting out at nightclubs in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland, Ohio. To support himself financially, Cap worked a couple of odd jobs including as a doorman at the Hollywood California comedy club, Comedy Store. Watching aspiring comedians do their thing on these stages surely influenced Cap to keep up. He also worked at a local golf course as a groundsman.
Cap, upon graduation, continued to pursue his comic career and it didn’t take long before it began to pay off. In 2003, he travelled to Montreal, Canada to be a part of Just For Laughs, the largest international comedy festival in the world. There, he earned a spot in a sitcom as well as an appearance on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
John Caparulo kept rising from then onward. In 2006, he was part of a three-man team that collaborated with actor Vince Vaughn on his 30-day non-stop comedy tour that was turned into a documentary titled “Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland.” It premiered in September 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival and hit the theatre two years later in 2008.
Cap would book a spot on Chelsea Lately in 2007, exposing him to a wider audience. He released his first comedy special, John Caparulo: Meet Cap on Comedy Central in 2008. The same year, he began hosting Mobile Home Disaster on CMT which became a huge hit, leading him to start the radio show Mad Cap Hour on SiriusXM.
In 2010, John Caparulo returned to his alma mater, Kent State University to perform standup. In 2012, he appeared in the ABC sitcom Work It which was shortlived, lasting for under a month in January. Cap, in 2013, released his second comedy album Come Inside Me on Netflix.
In recent years, John has become known for his Caplets which is simply a comedy clip he releases every 30 days. He shoots the clip at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California and makes it available via his website free of charge.
John Caparulo might not quite rank on par with the likes of Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Kimmel but that doesn’t mean he isn’t earning big bucks from his comedy career. His net worth is estimated to fall somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million. His numbers are certain to rise, should he keep at his current pace.
About His Wife, Jamie Marie
John is married to a certain Jamie Marie who is also an alumnus of Kent State University. They first met during a meet and greet at Water Street Tavern, Kent.
In an episode of Chelsea Lately in November 2010, John revealed his engagement to Jamie. He had proposed to her on the 29th of October 2010 at the Comedy & Magic Club shortly after he performed. On May 27th, 2012, they returned to Water Street Tavern to hold their nuptials.
Jamie Marie like John is also a funny person. She has joined him in hosting a couple of his shows including The Mad Cap Hour radio show, and his Domestic Disputes podcast. On 22nd May 2015, John Caparulo and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter whom they named Madden Jae.
1. Cap voices the character Headphone Joe on Disney’s Fish Hooks.
2. His family includes three dogs – a basset hound, a puggle, and a rescued collie mix.
3. Cap was featured on Bill Engvall’s Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation.
4. He stands at about 5 feet 8 inches in height.
5. During his time at Kent State, John Caparulo was a member of the Honors Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi.