The Mike and Carla Morning show talked to John Caparulo who is back onstage at KAOS at The Palms, Saturday December 3, 8pm – with our own Carla Rea opening the show.
Caparulo moved to LA in 1999, and not unlike a lot of aspiring young comics at the Comedy Store, his first job there was working the door. After nearly 4 years of struggling for stage time, cutting grass at a local golf course and rethinking his life choices, he started catching a few breaks.
Cap’s first TV appearance was a spot on “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” – not a bad first TV stop! From there he was invited to the 2003 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He definitely made the most of it by landing a development deal with Fox, which led to countless meetings, terrible pilot scripts – and nothing else at the time.
In 2006, Cap was one of the comedians documented on Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour. When the movie hit theaters it was a huge success. He was also featured on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation, which took the nation by storm, selling out concerts all over During that same time, Cap made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Cap became a regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s popular E! show, “Chelsea Lately.” During its 7-year run he was on the panel over 150 times. He also appeared as part of Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT, and he played the part of Brian on the short-lived ABC sitcom “Work It.” In 2018, he showcased his love for Tom Brady on Showtime’s “Unsportsmanlike Comedy with Rob Gronkowski”.
Caparulo has two comedy specials/albums: “John Caparulo: Meet Cap,” which premiered on Comedy Central in 2008 and “John Caparulo: Come Inside Me,” which launched on Netflix in 2013. In February 2014, Cap began releasing Caplets, a brand-new set of comedy every 30 days that were distributed on Hulu, JohnCaparulo.com, and YouTube.com/JohnCaparuloComedy.
John voiced the character of “Headphone Joe” on Disney’s Fish Hooks. For the past few years, Cap has been writing and developing an animated series called “John Caparulo’s Cartoon Comic,” based on his life as a comedian, husband and father. He has also written a comic book series under the same title and has produced several animated standup shorts.
After working the globe for 20+ years, Cap settled down in Las Vegas about four years ago, and performed almost 500 shows during a 2-year residency at Harrah’s. During the COVID lockdown Cap started “Un-Capped Comedy,” a monthly livestream show where the live audience picked the topics for his show.
John Caparulo is on tour, and back onstage right here in Las Vegas this weekend! For tickets to see Cap (and Carla Rea), here’s the link!