Egyptian Political Satirist Bassem Youssef On Media And The Arab Spring : NPR

NPR | on Sun, Mar 19, 7:52 AM

Bassem Youssef is often compared to Jon Stewart as a political satirist. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through The Arab Spring. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: At its height, Bassem Youssef's satirical show in Egypt had a quarter of the country tuning. That some 30 to 40 million people per episode. The surgeon-turned-comedian had ratings his idol Jon Stewart would die for. Youssef's biting comedy took aim at first at Islamists and the...

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