John Caparulo has come a long way with his comedy career, from starting out in any nightclub to booking a residency at the coveted Harrah’s in Las Vegas. 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, if you can call him a late-night staple. But he’s best known for his days with Chelsea Handler in Chelsea Lately, where he became known as the underdressed Everyman.
Who is John Caparulo?
So who is John Caparulo, really? Well, there’s a lot to know about this joker from our research. First of all, he was born on September 22nd, 1975, in East Liverpool, Ohio, where he grew up.
He attended Akron University and one year later he transferred to Kent State. Cap graduated from the school in 1998.
While concentrating on his academic education, Cap developed an interest in comedy and began doing stand-up, first in nightclubs in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland, Ohio. In order to secure his financial security, Cap worked in several odd jobs, including as a doorman at the Comedy Club Comedy Store in Hollywood, California. Watching up-and-coming comedians do their thing on these stages certainly kept Cap in step. He also worked on a local golf course as a groundskeeper.
After graduating, Cap continued his comedy career and it wasn’t long before it began to pay off. In 2003, he traveled to Montreal, Canada to participate in Just For Laughs, the world’s largest international comedy festival. There he earned a place on a sitcom and an appearance on CBS’ The Late Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
From then on, John Caparulo continued to rise through the ranks. In 2006 he was part of a three-man team working with actor Vince Vaughn on his 30-day non-stop comedy tour, which became a documentary entitled “Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights – Hollywood in the Heart of the Country”. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2006 and was released two years later in 2008.
Cap booked a commercial about Chelsea Lately in 2007, introducing it to a wider audience. He released his first comedy special, John Caparulo: Meet Cap on Comedy Central in 2008, and in the same year, he began hosting Mobile Home Disaster on CMT, which became a huge success and led him to launch the radio show Mad Cap Hour on SiriusXM.
In 2010 John Caparulo returned to his alma mater, Kent State University, to perform stand-up. In 2012, he appeared on the ABC sitcom Work It, which was short-lived and lasted less than a month in January. In 2013, Cap Cap 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 that 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 on his website.
John Caparulo may not be on par with Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Kimmel, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t make a lot of money with his comedy career. His net worth is estimated at approximately $500,000 to $1 million. His numbers will certainly go up if he maintains his current pace.
About His Wife, Jamie Marie
John is married to a certain Jamie Marie, who is also a graduate of Kent State University. They first met during a Meet and Greet at the Water Street Tavern in Kent.
In an episode of Chelsea Lately in November 2010 John revealed his engagement to Jamie. He had proposed to her on 29 October 2010 at the Comedy & Magic Club shortly after his performance. On 27 May 2012, they returned to the Water Street Tavern to perform their wedding ceremony.
Like John, Jamie Marie is also a funny person. Together with him, she hosted several 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 sings 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 in Bill Engvall’s Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation.
4. He stands at a height of about 5 feet 8 inches.
5. During his time in Kent State, John Caparulo was a member of the Honorary Brotherhood of Phi Sigma Pi