Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan 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 four 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 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. 

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.  In 2020, Ali begins touring his latest one man show, based on his decade in the food industry, Does This Taste Funny?