Blaine Capatch (born September 19, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian and writer who is best known for hosting Season 2 of the Comedy Central game show Beat the Geeks.
Capatch was born in York, Pennsylvania to Jean and Harold Capatch. He grew up in the small town of Dallastown, Pennsylvania where his father owned and operated a barber shop. He is a 1983 graduate of Dallastown Area High School. After high school he attended York College of Pennsylvania. He began his stand-up career in Baltimore, Maryland at the Charm City comedy club.
Capatch and then-comedy partner Patton Oswalt worked as sketch writers in the early years of MADtv. He also wrote for The Martin Short Show, Blue Collar TV, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Mind of Mencia, Web Soup, and Comedy Central's Roast of Roseanne Barr, amongst others.
He hosted a comedic quiz show on the Comedy Channel from 2001–2002, called Beat the Geeks. The program reached 130 episodes, and saw international broadcast in Canada and New Zealand after its original run.
Since 2002, he has hosted the live burlesque/Mexican wrestling show Lucha VaVOOM in Los Angeles, California.
Since 2005, he has been a live announcer for the Los Angeles Derby Dolls, one of the most famous banked track roller derby leagues in the country.
In 2007, Capatch appeared in the "Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador".
Since 2008, he has hosted the weekly comedy show, What's Up Tiger Lily?, created by Maria Bamford and Melinda Hill in Los Angeles, California.
Since November 28, 2012, he has participated in a podcast called Nerd Poker hosted by Brian Posehn.
Capatch currently writes on Comedy Central's @Midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick.