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OC TV: Stand-up Comedian, Ali Hassan

Film & TV Open Chest TV Nov 05, 2015

We’ve all heard of Russell Peters and Sugar Sammy. Now meet Ali Hassan. After these two comedy veterans, Ali is the busiest South Asian comedian in Canada.

A touring comedy headliner, Ali is also the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio & SIRIUSXM, a show with a listenership of over 1 million people. He was also the Lead Comedy Panelist on CBC Television’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, recording over 165 episodes since 2012. He is a recurring character on PBS Kids’ Odd Squad, YTV’s upcoming show The Game, and FXX’s Man Seeking Woman. Ali was also featured in the films French Immersion, Breakaway and GOON.

[blockquote]He is a Canadian Comedy Award Nominee (2013) who has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and twice at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival – the first ever comedy festival to bring comedy to the Middle East.[/blockquote]

With a career that has been booming since the start, Ali sat down with me to chat about his beginnings in the competitive comedy industry in Canada, how he’s been able to acquire longevity as a comedian in the Canadian space and how family, kids, and life all factor into his hilarious lifestyle and TV and film career.

Enjoy…and hopefully you laugh along with us too!

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