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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
by Garon Cockrell
John Caparulo: “Come Inside Me” (2013) CD/DVD Review
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Nov. 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.

I like it when a
comedian’s act is at least partly colored by the location, as is John
Caparulo’s new special, Come Inside Me.
It was shot in Las Vegas, and early on he talks about the drive to Vegas from
Los Angeles, which, yes, seems like it will be more fun than it is. From there
he is able to segue into other material on traveling.
He says when he was
Tampa, he got to throw out the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game. “I fucking blew it,” he says. He did it
once before in Cleveland, and threw it over the catcher’s head. “Everyone booed me and shit.” So this
time he tried harder. “I still kid myself
at this age like I’m going to throw such a good fastball the manager’s going to
be like, ‘You want to go a few innings?’” I have to admit I’m not sure
whether I love this bit because it’s so funny or because I would love to be
able to throw out a pitch at a baseball game. (Congratulations, Red Sox!) By
the way, John Caparulo says they didn’t boo him in Tampa; they clapped, which
made him feel worse.
Also regarding traveling,
he has material on flying, and on specifically not being able to get direct
flights. “Everywhere I go, I gotta go to
fucking Charlotte. I could be flying from London to Hong Kong. We gotta go to
Charlotte.”
He talks about hating
bathroom attendants. Apparently, they have them in Charlotte, which is a
surprise. I totally hate those guys too, but I’ve never encountered one outside
of Los Angeles. This material is particularly funny. “You know what I need more of when I’m pooping. Fucking company. It’s just
not the same without a stranger to talk to.”
Like most comedians, he
has quite a bit of material on relationships. When his girlfriend (now his
wife) moved in, she started asking questions. “When was the last time this bathroom was cleaned? I’m like, you’ll have
to track down the previous owners. I’m tired of all these fucking questions.”
Most of his material on being married is wonderful, particularly his stuff
about couples friends. “People you’d
never hang out with otherwise, but it’s like, oh but there’s two of them, so
now they’re awesome.” His bit about having different tastes in music is
excellent, especially about grenades and trains (you’ll know it when you hear
it).
And I love his take on
ghosts: “If I heard a bump in the middle
of the night and I woke up and I saw a ghost, I’d be kind of relieved. Like, oh
good, it’s not the plumbing.”
This special is
approximately seventy-one minutes, and this two-disc set includes it on CD and
DVD.
Bonus Material
The DVD includes a
half-hour behind-the-scenes featurette. This is an interview with John
Caparulo, in which he talks about how his comedy is based on reality, and gives
a bit of backstory for some of the material of the special, including more
information on throwing out the first pitch.
Come Inside Me was released on September 17, 2013.

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