Ali Hassan is a Stand-Up Comedian and a Canadian Television and Radio personality, known both for his role as the regular host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM - a show with a listenership of over 1 million people - and as the Lead Comedy Panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC Television, filming over 160 episodes between 2012 and 2014. He was a Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for "Best Breakout Artist", and as a Stand-Up Comedian he has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Toronto's JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival, the first festival of its kind to be held in the Middle East. Ali has also graced the big screen in 3 award-winning films: Breakaway, French Immersion and most memorably as the Lebanese “Uncle Stevie” opposite Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Eugene Levy in the hockey hit GOON! You can find him on TV right now as a recurring character on PBS Kids' ODD SQUAD and FXX's Man Seeking Woman, and on the upcoming YTV show The Game! www.StandupAli.com
When Julien Dionne found himself in a cubicle, soaked under the greenish-glare of fluorescent lighting, at first he thought he was hallucinating after a bad slip and fall. But it was actually much worse. He had slipped and fallen right into “real life”. In addition to a regular pay cheque and the potential for a nice little pension in forty years, the whole thing gave him one big all-over body rash. When the itching became too much, he ran from the watercooler to the stage, trading his briefcase for a mic.
Quickly becoming an oft-chanted name on the Canadian comedy circuit, this financial-advisor-turned-comedian has been Nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, toured relentlessly from coast-to-coast and can be heard regularly on XM/Sirius Satellite radio. He has performed at the Hubcap Comedy Festival in Moncton where is was dubbed “Funniest Comedian in New Brunswick”. Julien has also lived in New York City where he spent 2 years honing his craft along side some of the best comedians in the world