Bassem Youssef on Satirizing the Powerful and a 'Second Arab Spring'

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Bassem Youssef is the author of "Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring." (Photo Courtesy of Bassem Youssef)

Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-political satirist Bassem Youssef's show "Al-Bernameg" had almost a third of the country watching before he was forced off the air by the Egyptian government in 2013. Known as "the Jon Stewart of the Arab World," Youssef gained international fame for his willingness to test the boundaries of speech in an authoritarian country. Youssef's books include "Revolution for Dummies," which chronicles the Arab Spring in Egypt. We'll talk to Youseff about his career and get his thoughts on the recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria.


Bassem Youssef, political satirist; author of "Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring"