Ali Hassan is a Stand-up Comic and Actor who has performed for audiences across Canada and internationally.
Ali is the host of CBC’s hit stand-up comedy show Laugh Out Loud, a frequent guest-host of CBC Radio’s national flagship arts and culture show “q”, and for the past six consecutive years, Ali has hosted Canada Reads - the annual battle of the books celebrating the best of Canadian literature. Previously, Ali was the lead comedy panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, recording over 160 episodes with the show.
Ali has appeared on the big screen in award-winning films – Breakaway, French Immersion, and as the memorable Lebanese ‘Uncle Stevie’ opposite Sean William Scott, Jay Baruchel, and Eugene Levy in the hockey hit Goon. In 2021, Ali was in the films MySpy, Mafia Inc, and Tammy's Always Dying which had its World Premiere at TIFF 2019.
His past television roles include Blood & Treasure (CBS), Designated Survivor (ABC), Cardinal (CTV), Holiday Calendar (Netflix), Fubar: Age of Computer (VICE), Odd Squad (PBS Kids), and Man Seeking Woman (FXX), among others. And in 2022 he was in the new seasons of Hudson & Rex (CityTV), Workin' Moms, Murdoch Mysteries and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+).
Ali has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto's JFL42. In Fall 2019, Ali toured across Canada as one of the stars of Just For Laughs Comedy Night In Canada tour, hosted By Rick Mercer. And in the 2022, Ali’s recent sets from Just for Laughs: Comedy Night in Canada and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival aired on television.
A 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.
His debut book, a comedic memoir entitled Is There Bacon In Heaven? came out with Simon & Schuster in September of 2022. Also in 2022, Ali begins touring his latest one man show, based on his decade in the food industry, Does This Taste Funny?
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