Marty Pollio is a versatile and hilarious comedian and variety act. His set includes fast paced, high energy physical comedy (choreographed to music) along with stand-up that is clean, funny and original. Marty's multiple appearances on the Tonight Show and recurring roles in popular network sitcoms top his list of national credits. He has also appeared in concert with the likes of Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock and B.B King. Marty has found a profound comfort level in being a corporate entertainer, performing for all sizes of company parties, events and awards banquets.
Marty did a great job , the group he had top work with was a good challenge for him. Everyone enjoyed the show . I hear several people say that they liked him and that he was very funny . Thanks Marty for doing our event, I would recommend Marty to our other regions and to anyone who asked.
The event want great and Marty was a promo entertainer. His comedy routine encompassed the event purpose, he included the audience in his routine and he couldn't have been more engaging. He is truly a comic genius.
Response from Marty Pollio:
Such a nice group of people all together for a great cause. Thanks for having me.
Marty was amazing! We had a Christmas Party and he was the surprise entertainment. He puts on a great show full of clean humor. We laughed and had a wonderful time!
What to Expect
Marty Pollio is a versatile and hilarious comedian and variety act. His set includes fast paced, high energy physical comedy (choreographed to music) along with stand-up that is clean, funny and original. Marty's multiple appearances on the Tonight Show and recurring roles in popular network sitcoms top his list of national credits. He has also appeared in concert with the likes of Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, B.B King, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling and Jonathan Winters.
Marty has been a favorite of corporate and club audiences mostly because of his wacky mix of stage crafts. His dead pan stand-up style has been described by one reviewer as "goofy, with spot-on timing and facial expressions." Marty's inept magician character is a laugh riot and his closing piece - juggling to a Latin dance tune - is a high energy, feel-good fiasco!
Marty Pollio started his professional career in 1977 as a juggler and classically trained mime. His stand-up style developed during the comedy boom of the 80's when clubs started popping up everywhere.
After moving to Los Angeles Marty was scouted by the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson that same year. Since then he performed with Johnny a second time and was on the show once with Jay Leno. Marty had a recurring role on the popular sitcom, Night Court, as well as various other acting roles on network shows. He was also one of the featured performers in the stage-spectacular Follies Bergere show at the Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, and has appeared in large concert venues with the likes of Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, B.B King and Robin Williams.
Primarily a stand-up comedian, Marty still incorporates much of the skill set that got him started ...namely, fast-paced physical comedy choreographed to music. His act is a mixed bag of tricks that appeals to a wide age-range of adults and leaves his audiences feeling like they have experienced a complete show.
Past Booked Events
|May 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|January 27, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party|
|November 05, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|December 12, 2014||Christmas Party|
Influences & Inspiration
It may seem strange that a musician would influence a comedian, but Marty attributes Carlos Santana to opening up his mind in a creative way. Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and the actor Micheal Gross also have influenced Marty's style.
Marty was very funny and had a variety of tricks. We were very pleased with his performance and would certainly consider using him again for other events.
-Judy Ellis, 12/14/2008, Christmas Party, Knoxville, TN
The juggling was great and he has a wonderful sense of humor. Our parents were pleased. Thanks.
-Dana Thomas, 9/30/2008, School Assembly, Denniston, KY
Marty was fabulous! Our event is annual and after having him perform for us, I couldn't imagine searching elsewhere next year. There's lots of comedians out there, but Marty is an absolute headliner no matter who else is on the ticket. I now see why he was a repeat performer on The Tonight Show. A Real Class Act! Sincerely, Joe Craft
-Joe Craft, 12/31/2008, New Year's Eve Party, Terre Haute, IN
Marty is a remarkable performer; so much energy and creativity and also very personable with the audience! We had a small group (45 people) and served no alcohol; the laughs were raucous and sincere because Marty's style of entertaining is genuinely hilarious and always full of surprises. We were blessed to have a performer of his caliber come to our community and treat us to a night of real entertainment.
-Laura Skinner, 12/12/2008, Private Party, Paducah, KY
Marty was a true professional in every sense. The room was a difficult room with some audio and seating challenges but Marty being the true professional that he is made it a great event in spite of the challenges. His physical comedy was amazing and his jokes were delvered with great skill. I would highly recommend this entertainer for your next event. -- Benny S, Evansville, IN, 12/7/2008