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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.








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!


What’s up with friendliness? Like, who DOES that?!

From Parry Sound, Kyle Brownrigg shares his love for - and confusion with - the British. And from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Danish Anwar promises that he’ll never move to America. He’ll just visit a lot.


Laugh Out Loud Introduces: Let’s Make A Horror

They’re the hosts that brought you the Webby award-winning Let’s Make A Sci-Fi – one of The New Yorker’s Best Podcasts of 2022. They brought the heart and humour with the follow up season, Let’s Make a Rom-Com. This time they’re going to make you laugh while they try to make you scream. Over 10 episodes, Maddy, Mark, and Ryan will learn what it takes to make truly frightening horror. They’ll meet the creators who make horror such an enduring genre. They’ll meet the people who love to be scared and they’ll take a stab at their own short, shocking film. More episodes are available at:


Hey! Calm down in the gym! Some of us have a hernia! And dreaded questions and questionable dates…

From Niagara-On-The-Lake, Rob Bebenek outlines his health goals: lose-weight-gain-weight-get-hernia and repeat. And from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Larke Miller shares some stories about some of her 'ahem' ... interesting dates?


You know things are getting bad when stand-up comics are talking about real estate!

From the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Matt Falk tells you to sell your house! Or don’t. It’s bad either way. And from Hecklers in Victoria, John Cullen shares that he is a high school teacher...and gets no particular respect for it!


A comedic lesson in history and reconciliation.

Recorded in 2022 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa, Don Kelly explains reconciliation - at Ali's expense. And from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Julie Kim reminds you not to judge other mothers for their child-rearing choices.


When mom sits you down to have “the talk”, timing is everything!

Recorded live at Punch Lines Comedy Club in Saint John, New Brunswick, Bree Parsons describes the magic of her Newfoundland family, and Clifton Cremo worries his grandma is a little TOO concerned about his health.


Jokes with an ode to the French, the English and Hong Kong...all in one place.

From the 905 Comedy Festival, George Westerholm describes his career, with a little help from the audience! And from Hecklers Comedy Club, Charlie Demers shares his love for his mother-in-law. That’s right – love! It happens!


Who knew that the board game Clue could be so contentious!

From a live show in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dan Hendricken tackles his comedy like his to-do lists. And from Parry Sound, Ontario, Courtney Gilmour shares some lessons in self-worth!


Your childhood diary? Approach with caution!

From Accent on Toronto, Gavin Crawford takes aim at Toronto. And Lethbridge. And pretty much all of Canada. He even questions CBC Radio! Well, the nerve of some people!


Sometimes the best advice can come from a witch's mother.

Live from Lake Country BC, Ryan Short tells us how to make the most of a speech impediment - and Emily Bilton shares how she learned a most valuable life lesson from Mom. No - not her mom - Sabrina the Teenage Witch's Mom.


Make fun of Millennials all you want - but you may need them some day!

Recorded in October 2021 with a small but dedicated audience at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Noor Kidwai says sure, Millennials might not be perfect - but the blame may lie with the parents! And Craig Fay delivers some messages to his old bosses. An older, but classic set from Lara Rae starts off the show.


When you're looking for a Rolex in the outhouse, you may have hit rock bottom.

Lisa Baker shares the secret to losing weight - and putting it on if you're so inclined. And Pat Thornton talks about the value of sticking to your convictions - even if those convictions are related to sparkling watermelon water. Recorded in 2019 at the YYC Comedy Festival in Calgary.


Remember Don Cherry? Oh, you will!

From the Halifax Comedy Festival, Matt Wright offers an entirely new perspective on athletes’ salaries., And from the 905 Comedy Festival, Tim Rabnett defends why he and his wife are not having children.