Poly Poptart is a queer, Jewish drag queen comedian. She completed a 365 Days of Drag Names project in Summer 2019 that attracted over 4, 300 Instagram Followers and ignited her career as a stand up comedian.
Poly’s has headlined at Oakland Comedy Fest, done shows with Peaches Christ & Sister Roma, cohosted a show with RuPauls Drag Rave Honey Mahogany, and hosted and performed at a reputable Bay Area tech Billionaire’s birthday party.
Awesome performer and easy to work with.Very professional and the guests love Lady Gaga.
Our guest really enjoyed the Lady Gaga performance.
I am *so thrilled* that I got the tip to hire Poly for my event. I was searching for someone rather last minute for New Year's Eve, to play a greeter role to create an immersive theatre experience for guests as they arrived. I didn't have a lot of direction to give, as I'm not a professional theatre person or that familiar with directing, but Poly was able to take my ill-formed ideas and run with them, run ideas past me, and came up with a character and narrative that was perfect for setting the scene at the event. Specifically, we were having a New York themed party and needed an over-the-top New Yorker welcoming guests at the door, explaining the rules, and helping them dive head first into the NYC experience. Poly personally greeted over 250 people in the course of the 3 hours we had the doors open, giving them each personal attention and creating a memorable experience. I had guests coming up to me all night saying how much they loved the treatment they got upon arrival to the party, and I'm still hearing from guests how special Poly made their night. I hadn't worked with Poly before and didn't know what to expect. Poly showed up on time, in full costume, ready to start, asked all the questions they needed, and got all the details right away without taking up unnecessary time during out setup, and then quickly got to work making the event a success. I am so lucky that we found each other, as I could not have done this without Poly. Thank you so much again for making this night so magical for so many people!! Fantastic accent, fantastic character development and execution, fantastic outfit, and a pleasure to work with. <3
Response from Poly Poptart:
It was a pleasure meeting you Victoria, meeting your guests, and working with your staff. I had a blast playing Meredith, the Upper East side, chain smoking Jewish divorcee. I would be honored to work with you again.
Oakland Comedy Festival brought Poly Poptart to host and perform during our 5-day festival. Poly was an incredible host and delightful performer who made audiences laugh with great ease. Highly recommend booking Poly for your events!
I've had the pleasure of working with Poly Poptart at both a wedding and a Amazon corporate event. Each time Poly was professional, prompt, and hilarious. Beyond her hilarious performances, she was super friendly to event attendees and other vendors. Overall, a very talented performer and a fun person to be around.
Response from Poly Poptart:
Thank you so much Jonathon! It was a blast working with you at the Amazon corporate event! I look forward to working with you again.
Price Range: $75 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Entertainer
What to Expect
Poly Poptart is a comedian that brings entertainment beyond her amazing comedy. You can expect
- Bring a polished, appropriate look for your event
- Be energetic and engaging at your event (a born extrovert)
- Celebrate your cause, event, and attendees
- Pose for photos with event attendees & organizers
- Make people feel welcome and excited
- Be communicative pre and post process
- Promote your events (if desired)
- Be prepared to improvise; In several of her past gigs technical issues occurred for the event organizer, and Poly entertained the crowd while technical issues were worked out
Poly Poptart - The Original Drag Intro Comedian is Oakland's fastest rising comedy star. Poly Poptart blends traditional storytelling with her signature drag intro, where an introduction is the set up, and the drag name is the punchline. In June 2019, she completed a 365 Day project (365 Days of Drag Names), & attracted 4,400 Instagram followers during the project.
This queer, Jewish drag queen comedian has performed in NYC, Phoenix, throughout the Bay Area, and headlined at Oakland Comedy Fest.
Poly's other notable highlights include co-hosting with Ru Paul's Drag Race star Honey Mahogany, doing shows with both Bay Area Drag Superstars Peaches Christ and Sister Roma, hosting and performing at a Bay Area Tech billionaire's 2019 birthday party, and being a part of the finale performance at SF Oasis' legendary show Mother Dolly Parton tribute.
Beyond being a performer, Poly has worked in several community and non-profit organizations. Poly was the founding Events Director of Impulse San Francisco, a queer men's sexual health group. She was responsible for planning a half dozen events per year, ranging from 20-1,000 people. Poly has done charity shows for Sunrise Movement, Trayvon Martin Foundation, AIDS Life Cycle, Puerto Rico disaster relief, and many more.
For Poly's day job, she works for a genetic testing lab that focuses in women's reproductive health, and is passionate about supporting women, women led organizations, and women led businesses.
Additional Booking Notes
For Comedy: spotlight and microphone.
For acrobatics: A clear, flat, surface at least 13 feet X 3 feet + spotlight
For lip sync: speakers, clear, flat surface at least 4 feet X 4 feet (40 sq ft preferred)
For emcee / host / talent acquisition: Event description, attendees age, event timeline
Upcoming Booked Events
|February 14, 2020 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|January 13, 2020 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
Beyond stand up comedy, I also can do campy or glamorous lip sync numbers - all drag queens have this old faithful in their repertoire. What sets my lip syncs apart from others is that my mixes are one of a kind, blending humor and glamour, and I perform gymnastics - front/back handsprings, side aerials, cartwheels, pirouettes, Wolf turns, and L turns.
Influences & Inspiration
Bianca Del Rio
No carpeted floors