Laugh Out Loud

About Laugh Out Loud

About Laugh Out Loud


CBC Radio One

Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.


Fridays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 6:30 p.m., Mondays at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8.00 a.m.

(All times Eastern)


Laugh Out Loud is CBC Radio's hit stand-up comedy show. Each week, host Ali Hassan presents a mix of established and emerging Canadian comedians recorded at various festivals and clubs across the country. Our goal is to make more Canadians laugh out loud whenever they want — on radio, on-line and via our free podcast.

Ali Hassan, Host

In addition to wrangling some of Canada's most talented comedians as host of Laugh Out Loud, Ali Hassan is the Lead Comedy Panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

Ali has also acted in the films Breakaway, French Immersion (Canadian Comedy Award nominated) and GOON (a TIFF Top Ten movie, Canadian Screen Award nominated). He also brings seven years of experience performing stand-up comedy all over Canada, at clubs in the U.S. and in the Middle East. In 2012, Ali performed at both the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and JFL42 in Toronto, and he has performed twice at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival in Jordan.

Tracy Rideout, Producer

Tracy has been producing comedy at CBC Radio for 18 years. Past shows include Monsoon House with Russell Peters, Man, Woman and Child with John Wing, So, You think You're Funny?, Toronto's Annual comedy concert Accent on Toronto and Madly Off in All Directions. Working with stand-up comedic performers coast to coast to coast is the highlight of Tracy's career thus far and she looks forward to bringing more new and unique voices to Laugh Out Loud.