Ali Badshah



Ali Badshah (full name Syed Ali Mehdi Rizvi Badshah) is a Canadian actor, writer, producer, director and comedian. Badshah, an observational comedian whose work often draws on his experiences growing up in and around Toronto, has also written and performed for Video on Trial and was an associate producer for MuchMusic. He has written and starred in five televised comedy specials for CBC, CTV, The Comedy Network, MTV and ABC2 Australia. Badshah created, executive produced, wrote, and starred in CBC’s first web comedy series Bloody Immigrants. An alumnus of both The Second City and Yuk Yuks, he was on the front page of the Toronto Star as one of the Top Ten People in the country – the only actor/comedian to ever appear on their list – and was featured on the Comedy Networks Nubian Disciples Special, with Russell Peters and Dave Chappelle, as part of the “next generation of great Canadian comics.”

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