Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is the host of Canada Reads.

Canada Reads 2019 host

Ali Hassan is a stand-up comic and actor who has performed on stages across Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East. (Submitted by Ali Hassan)

Ali Hassan is the host of Canada Reads. He hosted the program for the first time in 2017. Get to know the Canada Reads 2019 contenders here.

Ali Hassan is an actor, comedian, host of CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud and frequent guest-host of q. CBC viewers may remember him from his season as the lead comedy panellist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. He can also be seen in his recurring roles on Designated Survivor (ABC), Odd Squad (PBS Kids) and Cardinal (CTV). He is currently touring his solo show Muslim, Interrupted across Canada.

Interviews with Ali Hassan

Comedian Ali Hassan says Canada and the United States are "equally racist" - "We just know how to hide". While Ali hasn't always "been a good Muslim" but he's using his new comedy show, Muslim Interrupted, to do good for Muslims of all kinds. 17:31
Canada Reads 2019 host Ali Hassan joined Dave on the program to talk about the theme of the literary debate this year, and to reveal the books that made the long list. 7:18
Ali Hassan returns for a third year as the host of Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books. Today, he joins Tom Power to discuss the books that made the longlist for 2019. 11:38
Comedian Ali Hassan gives an overview of his duties as the host of Canada Reads 2018. 7:45