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Biography

Christopher Molineux was educated in Canada and the U.K. and obtained a B.A. in History from the University of Victoria in 1987. Following university he pursued a career in stand-up comedy which saw him appearing across North America, the Caribbean and the U.K., performing at Just for Laughs and working with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Ellen DeGeneres. He has also done voices on the  Inspector Gadget and Madeline cartoons and provided the voice that began the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

In the field of writing, he has taught comedy writing at the William Davis Centre for Actors Study, written a sitcom pilot, worked as a staff writer for Electronic Arts and written articles for B.C. Business Magazine and Outlook Magazine as well as the occasional fairy tale for the love of his life. Christopher has been working as a public speaking and communication skills coach since 1998 for many leading edge companies such as LG, Coca Cola and TD Canada Trust. He is currently a public speaking coach for the  C.G.A. s of B.C. and is proud to have done communication skills training for the Coca Cola Olympic Torch and Olympic Site teams for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Christopher’s coaching has given him the opportunity to work with corporate executives and ESL students and professional athletes as well as autistic teens and people with cognitive impairments. In 2012 he hosted a comedy fundraiser for Cures for Kids and worked with the British Columbia Professional FIrefighters’ Burn Fund helping burn victims communicate their experiences and insights. In March of 2013 he gave a presentation “How Humour Created the World (and where it’s taking us next)” at TEDx Stanley Park and he is currently working on a book entitled “Humour Explained” which will discuss the origins, nature and functions of humour and the development of humour recognition and creation systems in artificial intelligence. In July of 2013 Christopher will be giving a presentation entitled “Understanding Humour to Innovate Education” at the 8th Annual Conference on Imagination and Education.

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