Isabel Hagen is a stand-up comedian and classically trained violist. Every little girl’s dream. She began pursuing comedy upon graduating from The Juilliard School. Her parents have been surprisingly supportive of this. Isabel was selected as a “New Face of Comedy” at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montréal in 2019. In addition, she won 1st place in the 2019 One Liner Madness competition at the Bell House in Brooklyn and is recognized as one of NYC’s top roast battlers, winning many times at Roast Masters, Roast Battle, and Comedy Fight Club.
As a violist, Isabel has played in the orchestra pit for several productions on Broadway including Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Rocktopia. She has performed and worked with numerous artists such as Björk, Max Richter, The National, and Steve Reich. Isabel has toured internationally with ensembles including the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Alarm Will Sound, and Ensemble Signal. She has also appeared multiple times with musical guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (with Zara Larsson, Ellie Goulding and Kygo, and The National). Isabel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degree from Juilliard.
You might be wondering if Isabel ever combines viola and comedy. The answer: sometimes! (Head on over to the media tab for vids!)