Christopher Hall

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Christopher Hall is first and foremost a classically trained clarinetist who found work in the orchestra far too serious! So now, instead of joking around while sitting in the orchestra, he performs as a stand up comedian, and does various...

Christopher Hall is first and foremost a classically trained clarinetist who found work in the orchestra far too serious! So now, instead of joking around while sitting in the orchestra, he performs as a stand up comedian, and does various television and radio shows in both English and French.

In the past six years, he has performed his acclaimed concert ‘Comic Orchestra’ throughout Canada alongside some of the best symphony orchestras in the country. He also performed it with a chamber orchestra in July 2014 at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival in front of a crowd of 3000, to rave reviews.

He has appeared in such prestigious Comedy festivals as the Just for Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Fest, and the Grand Rire in Québec City.

In 2010, he had the honour of hosting Whoopi Goldberg’s show in Québec City as well as performing opening acts for several prestigious North American comedians.

He has hosted travel shows for CTV, and won two Gémeaux awards (French Gemini award).

Christopher is fluent in English, French, German and Italian. But whatever you do, DO NOT take this man seriously!

© Maxime Tremblay

Projects

Christopher Hall and the Comic Quartet

The Comic Orchestra

Reviews

The audience of 1300 laughed uproariously all evening. And the most surprising thing was that at the end of the program, Hall played the entire Mozart clarinet concerto like a first-rate soloist.

— Claude Gingras, La Presse

The clarinettist and comedian Christopher Hall unveiled the inner working of a symphony orchestra from A to Z, and the audience laughed throughout the evening.

— Michel Bédard, Québec Hebdo

No need for a mink coat or a doctorate in musicology to enjoy this show !

— Nathalie Pretowski, La Presse

Videos

Christopher Hall & Comic Quartet

Christopher Hall & Comic Orchestra

Photos

© Maxime Tremblay

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