Ali Hassan is a Stand-Up Comic, Actor, Chef and generally harmless Muslim who has performed on stages across Canada, in the U.S. and twice in the Middle East at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival. In 2012 Ali was invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto's JFL42. In 2014 Ali performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He was also nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for 'Best Breakout Artist'.
He is known for his improvisational abilities with audiences as well as for his charm and wit. His comedy routines tackle everything from food to culture to his introduction to parenthood – which is encapsulated in his One Man Show called FROM ZERO TO HERO, a comedic journey of a single man becoming a father of 3 children in under two years.
Ali is the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio & SiriusXM, with a base of over a million listeners. He was also the Lead Comedy Panelist on CBC Television's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, recording over 160 episodes between 2012 and 2014.
Ali has also graced the BIG screen in 3 award-winning films: Breakaway, French Immersion and most recently as the Lebanese "Uncle Stevie" opposite Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Eugene Levy in the hockey hit Goon!