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Laugh Out Loud is your radio and web destination for Canadian comedy. From the famous to the newly found, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud. Every week, host Ali Hassan crosses the country and cruises the Web to bring you what's new and hot in Canadian comedy from stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and beyond.


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Laugh Out Loud is your radio and web destination for Canadian comedy. From the famous to the newly found, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud. Every week, host Ali Hassan crosses the country and cruises the Web to bring you what's new and hot in Canadian comedy from stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and beyond.








Owning a dog is JUST like having a toddler! Right?!

From Kelowna, Kate Belton is learning that she and her dog have the same taste in men. And from Winnipeg, Benji Rothman discusses circumcision etiquette. He’s becoming quite the expert!


You can’t trust anything these days. Not even yourself!

Some fun and funny facts about England, Australia and Churchill, Manitoba from the well-travelled Lars Callieou. And Nitish Sakuja tells us that the toughest part of an all-inclusive vacation begins at home.


Think you're tough? Let's see how you match up against the questions of a child!

From the Okanagan Comedy Festival, Damonde Tshritter tackles some contentious subjects - last words, peanuts and cats! And Efthimios Nasiapolos tells us - quite clearly - he doesn't want to meet your children!


Workshopping some better "welcome" slogans for your city!

From Accent on Toronto, Tamara Shevon warns you to steer clear of her with your camping invitations.... and from Kelowna, Amanda Rose shares her homeschooling experience. It’s life-long journey of learning!


Taking you on trip from coast to coast, from a comedian’s eye.

From the Gas Station Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Emmanuel Lomuro outlines some basic divorce etiquette (it’s for his dad, really), and from Accent on Toronto Jesse Singh reflects on his eye-opening time in Newfoundland!


What will we do when the Racoon-pocalypse is upon us?

From the Big Sound Comedy Festival, Nick Reynoldson illustrates what it feels like to learn that your dad is NOT a hero. And from Winnipeg, Anjelica Scannura jokes about what it's like to be from a place that no one’s heard of.


Looking for love in an on-line market place?

From the Gas Station Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Spencer Adamus is kindly asking his friends to stop picking him up. And Danielle Kayahara assures you that she isn’t winking at you. It’s a twitch!


If you celebrate the raccoons, they will destroy you!

We shine our spotlight on Deb Kimmett! Deb shines her own light on the disrespect of the senior’s discount, the insanity of the cold plunge, and the “wisdom” of a raccoon installation!


Psst - looking for a hot deal on a therapist? Yogurt tubes: come for the calcium, stay for the nostalgia.

Jacob Samuel tells a Winnipeg audience to forget ambulances and police; always call the Fire Department! And from Parry Sound, Moe Ismail tells us that he has travelled this beautiful country and he is - underwhelmed?


Live from the inaugural Big Sound Comedy Festival in Parry Sound!

Comedians Jeff Paul and Juliana Rodrigues entertain at the first ever Big Sound Comedy Festival hosted by Ali Hassan. It's a trip around the tummy to the head and some dogs thrown in for good measure.


How do you propose after 12 years?

A live show from the Shenkman Centre for the Arts! Ali Hassan welcomes Ottawa comedian and longtime writer for the Rick Mercer Show, Rick Currie, to the stage! And multiple comedy festival belle of the ball - Jenn Grant!


There was a time before stretchy pants!

Good drugs vs bad drugs, with someone who may or may not be an expert – Charles Haycock! And Lori Gibbs shares how to raise two boys into good young men, despite all the odds!


Anxiety, why must you have such a good work ethic?

From Accent on Toronto, Jon Steinberg tries his hand at some crowd work. Then rethinks it almost immediately. And from the Winnipeg comedy festival, Tracy Hamilton tells you that anxiety can be a friend?


When you realize you’re built for a lockdown.

From Accent on Toronto, Arthur Simeon shares some advice with the Danforth Music Hall audience about how to get any couple - anywhere - to stop making out publicly.


A new, positive approach to divorce. Party!

Recorded in 2022 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jean Paul talks about the differences between his son and daughter. And with good reason, he's worried about the boy! Then Dena Jackson urges us to acknowledge that there's a LOT to consider, before one’s first... skydive.


The medicine? Sometimes when we touch....our cars....things go badly.

From Accent on Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall, former Scotsman John Mostyn gives us the inside scoop on immigrating to Canada! And Chris Sandiford offers a truly alternative view on gun control.


What not to do with a nail gun, and when not to do it.

From the Winnipeg comedy festival, Pete Zedlacher illustrates the ups and downs of airplane loyalty points. And Ryan Williams shares the depths of his financial failures and the subsequent escapades. He’s also lucky to be alive!


Laugh Out Loud Introduces: Commotion | Hasan Minhaj fights for his reputation, with Roy Wood Jr. and Ali Hassan

How much does the truth really matter when it comes to comedy? In this episode of Commotion, host Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks to former The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. and comedian Ali Hassan about Hasan Minhaj’s efforts to justify his approach to comedy following a profile in The New Yorker detailing instances where he stretched the truth in his stand-up routines. Every day, Commotion with Elamin Abdelmahmoud brings you the most urgent, joyful, captivating discussions in all of arts, pop culture, and entertainment. Commotion is where you go for a thoughtful and vibrant chat working through the big culture stories. More episodes of Commotion are available at:


The kids are all right! But the grandkids are headed for trouble.

From the Big Sound Comedy Festival, Mike Rita tells grandparents everywhere that when the grandkids get a little hurt, we don’t even recognize you! And from Winnipeg, Mikey Dubs takes you on a hilarious tour of his mind.


No need for 1980s shoulder pads!

From the Big Sound Comedy Festival in Parry Sound, Rebecca Reeds talks about her...let’s say “lumberjack” vibes. And Todd Graham finds his jokes in the oddest of places!