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Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is the host of Canada Reads.

Canada Reads 2020 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.

The debates will take place March 16-19, 2020 and will be hosted by Ali Hassan. They will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is an actor, comedian, host of CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud and frequent guest host of q. He can also be seen in his recurring roles on Designated Survivor (ABC), Odd Squad (PBS Kids) and Cardinal (CTV). In fall 2019, Hassan was part of the cross-country Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour with Rick Mercer.

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
Ali Hassan will host Canada Reads for the first time in 2017. We get to know the comedian a little better by asking him a series of rapid-fire questions. 1:32
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

The Canada Reads 2020 contenders

 

 

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