Caparulo moved to LA in 1999 and got a job working the door at The World Famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood. After nearly 4 years of struggling for stage time, cutting grass at a local golf course and rethinking life choices, the young comedian started catching a few breaks.
Cap’s first TV appearance was a spot on “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” From there he was invited to the 2003 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. This provided Cap with the golden opportunity to fly thousands of miles away to showcase his talents for industry executives who lived right down the street from him. He made the most of it though by landing a development deal with Fox, which led to countless meetings, terrible pilot scripts and nothing else.
John Caparulo was also featured on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation, which would take the nation by storm, selling out concerts from March of 2008 to late March of 2008. During that same time, Cap would make several appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
After working all over the globe for 20+ years, Cap settled down in Las Vegas and performed almost 500 shows during a 2-year residency at Harrah’s. “John Caparulo’s Mad Cap Comedy” ran 5 nights a week from May 10th, 2018, until its unexpected demise on March 15th, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Since Covid made live performances impossible for such an extended period, Cap adapted to the restrictions with “Un-Capped Comedy,” a monthly livestream show on which the live audience picks the topics for the comedian to discuss onstage. And now that live venues appear to be opening back up, Cap is taking Un-Capped Comedy on the road and letting audiences all across the United States choose the direction of every performance.