Marty Pollio is a seasoned pro who is a multitalented and extremely versatile performer. He incorporates his subtle and intelligent stand-up style along with juggling and physical-comedy into a tightly choreographed, mesmerizing act that has been a favorite of television shows and corporate buyers alike.
Having grown up the son of a racketeer in Louisville Kentucky, one of Marty's high school jobs was delivering the "gifts" to the local cops and judges. When he wasn’t busy being a bagman, he was slowly getting inspired to perform by admiring the work of such artists as Dick Van Dyke and Carlos Santana (if you see his act, you will understand this).
After moving to Los Angeles, Marty amassed credits that include multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, (even one of Johnny’s New Year’s Eve Specials!), as well as being on the show with Jay Leno. Jerry Lewis invited Marty to be on his annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, and Penn and Teller had him on their "Sin City Spectacular", taped in Las Vegas (Marty's magic spoof is a favorite among his peers). He has also performed part of this act in the movie “Punchline” with Tom Hanks and Sally Field, and has had recurring parts on many television shows, including Night Court, Empty Nest, and Blossom - you heard me, Blossom.
Because many of his high-energy physical pieces are performed to music, Marty has had the opportunity to perform all over the world, everywhere from USO shows held in tents near the Iraqi border, to European television programs. Over the years he has appeared in concert with such notables as Ray Charles, Robin Williams and Kenny G.
As a nationally known physical comedian, he has been a special movement consultant for film and television, as well as being chosen to be an instructor for the Tony Award winning company – The National Theater of the Deaf.
Marty is an avid college sports fan, computer geek, and video editor. His hobbies include basketball, chess and filmmaking.
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