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, where he landed a development deal with Fox.
In 2006, Cap was one of the comedians documented on Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour. The movie then hit theaters in February 2008.
John Caparulo was also featured on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation, which would take the nation by storm, selling out arenas. During that same time, Cap would make several appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Cap appeared over 150 times as a panelist on Chelsea Handler’s popular E! show, “Chelsea Lately,” during its 7-year run. He also appeared as part of Ron White's Salute To The Troops on CMT, a network on which he became well-known as the host of the surprisingly hilarious show Mobile Home Disaster. 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.
Cap 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.
In the world of animation, 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 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 picked the topics for the comedian to discuss onstage. When venues began opening back up, Cap took Un-Capped Comedy on the road and let audiences all across the United States choose the direction of every performance. Currently, he's back on tour full time performing a brand new hour that you don't want to miss!