Ali Hassan

Stand-up Comic | Actor | Radio and Television Personality

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Ali Hassan is the host of the CBC Radio hit stand-up comedy show Laugh Out Loud – which also airs across North America on SiriusXM. Ali is also heard on CBC Radio, NPR and PRX as a frequent guest-host of the arts and culture show ‘q’, and As It Happens. For the past five consecutive years, Ali has hosted Canada Reads – the annual battle of the books on CBC Radio, Television and on-line, celebrating the best of Canadian literature.

Ali has appeared on the big screen in award-winning films – Breakaway, French Immersion, and the hockey hit Goon. In 2020, Ali appeared in the films MySpy, Mafia Inc, and Tammy’s Always Dying (which had its world premiere at TIFF 2019).

Some of his recent television roles include Designated Survivor (ABC & Netflix), Cardinal (CTV), Holiday Calendar (Netflix), Odd Squad (PBS Kids, CBC), Man Seeking Woman (FXX) and in 2021 on the brand-new seasons of Workin’ Moms (CBC) and Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). In 2022, Ali will be a recurring guest star on the new sitcom Run The Burbs. Ali has toured across Canada as one of the stars of the Just For Laughs Comedy Night In Canada tour.

Recently, Ali released his first book ‘Is There Bacon in Heaven?’ with Simon & Schuster.

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