Sparks/Reno, Nev. – Best known for his regular appearances on the E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, comedian John Caparulo is a topical, observational stand-up artist. And he’s dang funny, too! Laugh with John Caparulo in the Celebrity Showroom, April 11, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.
Painting a picture of his comedic style, Caparulo says his inspirations are Michael Jordan and Jesus. Regarding them (his inspirations) he said, "He (Jordan) was the greatest ever at what he did, and he set out to prove that on a nightly basis. Oh, and Jesus too. Probably 60/40 Jordan though." Further, some of his admitted "guilty pleasures" are Dr. Phil, The Karate Kid and restroom graffiti.
Hailing from Ohio, Caparulo began trying to make a joke-telling living after graduating from college in 1997. It wasn't until 2003 that he got his first break appearing at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was offered a sitcom, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
He applied his blue collar work ethic to the stage, which he now does full-time. He has appeared multiple times on The Tonight Show, a half-hour special on Comedy Central, was featured on Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation along with Reno Collier, Juston McKinney and Jamie Kaler hosted by Bill Engvall, and is one of the comedians on the Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour. He also hosts Mobile Home Disaster on CMT. He regularly appears on the E! show Chelsea Lately.
He now has a comedy special that aired on Comedy Central on December 21, 2008 called John Caparulo: Meet Cap. The special was released on CD on February 10, 2009. It is scheduled to be released on DVD on April 14, 2009.
John Caparulo plays one night, Saturday, April 11, in the Celebrity Showroom at a special time of 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older for this show. Tickets are just $20 and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com. Dinner and show packages are available. “Do the Nugget Tonight!”