Isabel Hagen is a stand-up comedian and a classically trained violist. Every little girl’s dream. She began pursuing stand-up upon graduating from The Juilliard School. Her parents have been surprisingly supportive of this. Isabel was named a "New Face of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival in 2019. She made her debut performance on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” March 11, 2020 and was the last comic to perform before the quarantine. She also 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 RoastMasters, 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. Isabel 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). She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Juilliard.
You might be wondering if Isabel ever combines viola and comedy. The answer: sometimes!