Onsale Times

Massey Hall presents

Ali Hassan’s career plans started off as simply as anyone’s: become a chef, get a food show on television, get a second food show on television, be the face of the network and have oven mitts with his face on them. But sometimes things get in the way of your dreams: like your parents’ disappointment, your family of four children and your successful comedy career.

This show is a hilarious exposition of Ali’s journey in and out of the culinary world that he spent 12 years in. It’s a little like Eat, Pray, Love....minus the Prayer.

Ali Hassan is a stand‐up comic and actor as well as the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and SiriusXM, on which he wrangles top Canadian comedians for a listenership of over 1 million people. Previously the Lead Comedy Panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Ali can be seen on television now with recurring roles on Man Seeking Woman (FX), Odd Squad (PBS Kids), Game On (YTV), and the upcoming CTV mini‐series Cardinal. Ali has also acted in the films Breakaway, French Immersion and GOON. He brings ten years of experience performing stand‐up comedy internationally. Ali has performed at both the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and JFL42 in Toronto, the Amman Stand‐Up Comedy Festival in Jordan, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the UK.