Christopher Hall is the former principal clarinet of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal (Yannick Nézet-Seguin) 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 three 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!
What the media says…
“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
“An unforgettable evening in the company of the OSQ and clarinettist and comedian Christopher Hall.” — Olivier Turcotte, EnBeauce.com
Christopher has appeared in such prestigious events as the Just for Laughs festival, and at the Molson Center in Montreal … as well as in some far less glamorous, but easily as much fun ‘stop-overs’ as the Blind River Legion Hall, and various fundraisers for among other things, handicapped kids.
In 2010, he had the honour of doing an opener for the great Bill Cosby at the Grand Rire in Quebec city. And the following year, Christopher hosted Whoopi Goldberg’s show at the same comedy festival.
He has hosted travel shows for CTV and been ‘The Sex Guy’ for CBC National radio for three happily controversial seasons.
Christopher now works mostly in that other official language (since his wife is Québécoise!) but still finds time to do television and radio shows in his mother tongue.
Whatever you do, please DO NOT take this man seriously!