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Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is a stand up comedian, actor and a well-recognized television and radio personality.

On television, Ali stars in 3 episodes of the 2017-18 season of Designated Survivor on ABC. He is also featured on VICE’s new show Fubar: Age of Computer. In the past year he has appeared as a recurring character on FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, PBS Kid’s Odd Squad and CTV’s Cardinal.

CBC fans will recognize Ali as the host of Laugh Out Loud (CBC Radio One & SiriusXM), and the host of the nationally televised annual battle of the books, Canada Reads. He returns to host the show in 2018.  Ali is also a frequent guest host of CBC Radio’s q, the leading arts and culture program in Canada, reaching an audience of 3 million people weekly across North America. 

Ali is a comedy festival favorite who honed his solo show, Muslim Interrupted, on a 26 date run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016.  Since that time he has been touring the show across Canada at 18 shows in 14 Canadian cities, including a presentation at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. This show has become as much about entertaining audiences as it is about informing them…something especially pertinent considering the current global political and social climate.