From starting out in haphazard night clubs to John Caparulo’s long career in comedy, booking a residency at the coveted Harrah’s in Las Vegas. Caparulo has appeared on a number of E! ‘s Chelsea Lately at Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. However, he is best known for his days with Chelsea Handler at Chelsea Lately, where he rose to prominence as an underdressed man.
Who is John Caparulo?
So who really is John Caparulo? Well, from our research, there’s a lot to know about comedy. For starters, he was born on September 22, 1975, in East Liverpool, Ohio, where he was also raised.
He attended Akron University and a year later was transferred to Kent State. Cap graduated from the school in 1998.
Although focused on his academics, Cap developed an interest in comedy and began doing stand-up comedy, beginning at nightclubs in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland, Ohio. To support himself financially, Cap held several jobs, including being a doorman at the Hollywood California comedy club, Comedy Store. Watching comedic wannabes do their thing on these stages surely got Cap to follow. He also worked at a local golf course as a groundsman.
Cap, after graduation, continued to pursue his comedy and it didn’t take long for it to start paying off. In 2003, he traveled to Montreal, Canada to be part of Just For Laughs, the largest international comedy festival in the world. There he won a spot on a sitcom as well as an appearance on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
John Caparulo kept getting up from then on. In 2006, he was part of a three-man team that collaborated with actor Vince Vaughn on his non-stop 30-day comedy tour that was turned into a documentary titled “Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 nights – Hollywood to Heartland. It premiered in September 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival and premiered in theaters two years later in 2008.
Cap would book a spot at Chelsea Lately in 2007, exposing her 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 launch the radio show Mad Cap Hour on SiriusXM.
In 2010, John Caparulo returned to his almamater, Kent State University to perform stand-up. In 2012, he appeared on the ABC sitcom Work It, which ran less than a month in January. Cap, in 2013, released his second comedy album Come Inside Me on Netflix.
Over the past few 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 for free through his website.
John Caparulo might not rank on the same level as Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Kimmel, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t make a lot of money from his comedy career. His net worth is estimated between $500,000 and $1 million. It is certain that his numbers will increase if he were to stay at his current pace.
About his wife, Jamie Marie
John is married to a certain Jamie Marie, also an alumnus of Kent State University. They first met on a meet-and-greet at Water Street Tavern in Kent.
On an episode of Chelsea Lately in November 2010, John revealed his engagement to Jamie. He had proposed to her on October 29, 2010 at the Comedy & Magic Club, shortly after her performance. On May 27, 2012, they returned to Water Street Tavern to hold their nuptials there.
Jamie Marie as John is also a funny person. She accompanied him in the animation of two of his shows, including the radio show The Mad Cap Hour and his podcast Domestic Disputes. On May 22, 2015, John Caparulo and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Madden Jae.
1. Cap voices the character Headphone Joe on Disney’s hooks.
2. Her family includes three dogs: a rescued basset hound, puggle and collie mix.
3. Cap was featured on Bill Engvall’s Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation.
4. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
5. While at Kent State, John Caparulo was a member of Fraternity Honors Phi Sigma Pi.