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Ali Hassan

  • Ali Hassan
  • Ali Hassan
  • Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is a comedian, actor, author and broadcaster who has performed for audiences across Canada, in the United States and internationally.  Ali is the host of the hit stand-up comedy radio show Laugh Out Loud, which airs on CBC Radio and SiriusXMHe is also currently hosting CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter – a show that highlights the best in Canadian literature - and for the past eight years, he has been the host of Canada Reads, CBC's "Battle of the Books".  

Ali has appeared on the big screen in award-winning films such as French Immersion, the hockey hit Goon and Tammy's Always Dying.  Some of his recent television roles include Designated Survivor (ABC, Netflix), Odd Squad (PBS Kids, CBBC), Dino Dana (TVOKids), Workin’ Moms (Netflix), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Hudson & Rex (CityTV) and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+)

Ali is currently featured on two television shows – Run The Burbs (CBC, Hulu), and the Peabody-Award winning Sort Of  (CBC Gem, HBO Max). He has recently been nominated for Canadian Screen Awards for his roles in both of these shows.

Ali has performed at the Just For Laughs festivals in Montreal and Toronto.  Ali has also toured across Canada as one of the stars of Just For Laughs ‘Comedy Night In Canada’ tour. A Canadian Screen Award and Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Ali has toured his solo show Muslim Interrupted around Canada to great acclaim. He has taken the show to Scotland to perform at the world's largest comedy festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

In 2023, Ali began touring his latest one man show, based on his decade in the food industry, Does This Taste Funny?  He recently performed as part of NPR’s The Moth storytelling series in Cincinnati.  His comedic memoir ‘Is There Bacon in Heaven?’ was released in 2022 with Simon & Schuster and was described by Rick Mercer as “perhaps the funniest and most heartfelt Canadian memoir yet.”  www.standupali.com

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