Hasan, born to Iraqis that decided Baghdad wasn’t dangerous enough and so moved to Birmingham, started stand-up at Uni and is already regarded as one of the circuit’s most exciting new comedians.
In 2019, Hasan took his stand up show “FootDarks” (the Cambridge Footlights whose names you can’t pronounce) to the Edinburgh fringe. It was critically acclaimed, with The Guardian newspaper calling it “deliciously funny”.
He has since performed at sold out club nights around the country, including at Oxford and Birmingham Glee, and has opened for various comedians, including Ken Cheng, Fern Brady, Ahir Shah, Adam Hess and Sara Barron. He will also be performing in the final of the 2022 Chortle Student Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival, after having recently performed at Latitude Festival 2022.
2022 Chortle Student Comedy Award – Finalist
2018 Pembroke Black Tie Smoker – Winner
“Deliciously funny” – The Guardian Newspaper
“Very good” – Paul Sinha, (ITV’s The Chase, BBC’s Just a Minute)
“F***ing brilliant” – Limmy (BBC’s Limmy’s Show)
“Killer joke writing talent” – Ken Cheng, 2017 “Dave: Joke of the Fringe” Winner
‘An extraordinarily cleverly written set…Rip-roaringly funny’ – The Student Newspaper
“incisive – not to mention laugh out loud!” – Varsity Newspaper (Footdarks)
“Hilarious… Al–Habib was a perfect compere” – Varsity Newspaper (Wolfson Howler stand up comedy night)