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Ali Hassan is a Stand-up Comic, Actor and CBC Personality.
Ali is the host of the CBC Radio hit stand-up comedy show Laugh Out Loud. 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, and for the past six consecutive years, Ali has hosted Canada Reads - the annual battle of the books celebrating the best of Canadian literature.
Among his numerous Film & TV credits, he was recently in the films My Spy and Mafia Inc., and appeared in recent seasons of Working Moms (CBC), Hudson & Rex (CityTV), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+). Television audiences can also see Ali as a recurring guest star in two new shows: Sort Of on CBC GEM and HBO Max, and the new hit sitcom Run The Burbs on CBC Television.
As a comedian, Ali has performed for audiences across Canada, including on the cross-country Just for Laughs tour Comedy Night in Canada, hosted by Rick Mercer. He has also performed locally and internationally with his solo show Muslim, Interrupted. In January of 2023, Ali began touring across Canada with his latest solo show, entitled ‘Does This Taste Funny?’.
His comedic memoir ‘Is There Bacon in Heaven?’ is out NOW with Simon & Schuster.
A gifted stand up comic. Montreal Gazette "
A gifted stand up comic.