Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is the host of Canada Reads.
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. 

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.


Comedian Ali Hassan gives an overview of his duties as the host of Canada Reads 2018. 7:45
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