Comedy: John Caparulo

“I always liked telling funny stories, but it was mainly because of the way people reacted to them that spurred me on,” says comedian John Caparulo.

“I always liked telling funny stories, but it was mainly because of the way people reacted to them that spurred me on,” says comedian John Caparulo. “Obviously, funny stories aren’t as funny if nobody’s laughing at them. I’ve always felt like there’s a fine line between a stand-up comedian and a raving lunatic at a bus stop — we’re both babbling about our feelings, but I’m just slightly more coherent enough to be funny instead of scary.” Onstage he continues to turn challenging moments from his personal life into relatable comedy. When his wife was pregnant last year, for example, he realized he wasn’t sure what to say to her. “She’d ask, ‘Does this make me look fat?’ ” Caparulo says. He would shrug, puzzled, and mutter, “The baby makes you look fat.”


7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $22. Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, 513-779-5233, liberty.funnybone.com. 


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