Hassan S. Ali

Creative Director \ Writer \ Weirdo Chicago, IL

“It’s funny how a chubby kid can just be having fun, and people call it entertainment.” -Garth Brooks

Hello Internet! My name's Hassan. I live at the intersection of comedy, brands, and tech innovation.

I currently serve as Creative Marketing Director of Onion, Inc., the world's most preeminent media empire, where I create branded content in The Onion's satirical voice.

Three more quick facts:

  • Early adopter of chatbots. Here are two I made: Botline Bling, Boy Bye Bot. More coming!

  • Editor and founding member of Slackjaw, the finest humor publication on Medium.

  • Was just named a "50 On Fire" by Chicago Inno for my work infusing comedy into tech.

Some stats:
13.5 million Vine loops (RIP Vine)
300,000 Youtube views
5 million + Facebook video views
11,000 followers on Medium

Find me here:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hassanisms
Medium: https://medium.com/@hassanisms
Vine: https://vine.co/hassanisms
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/hassan-s-ali/4/96b/67a


Creative Marketing Director

Onion, Inc.

For starters, I use TONS of buzzwords. But more importantly, I create comedic content for brands partnering with The Onion. I also lead efforts to promote Onion, Inc.'s rad properties (The Onion, Clickhole, The AV Club) through the use of tech, content marketing, and social media.

Editor, Founding Member



Onion Labs / The Onion


Energy BBDO



Writer, Producer, Director

Current TV

I had a comedy TV show for 4 years. It’s a long story.


University of Chicago

BA, Economics



Finalist, Digiday Video Award, Digiday


50 on Fire, Chicago Inno [link]


Addy Award, Chicago Advertising Federation (For “Dr. Jimm” campaign with Intel)


Digiday Content Marketing Award, Digiday (Finalist for “Dr. Jimm” campaign)


Addy Award (1 Gold, 3 Bronze), Chicago Advertising Federation (Awarded for work on Quaker Oats.)


Effie Award, Effie Awards (Effie Award for work on Pearle Vision)


Quaker Wrigley Progressive Insurance Clorox Simmons Beautyrest Tito's Handmade Vodka The Onion Pearle Vision K9 Advantix II eBay Allegra Scotts 7-Eleven Sony Pictures YUP! / Fairlife


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