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Egyptian Celebrity Satirist and Columnist, Baseem Youssef, Guest of Honor at Arab Cinema Week!

Egyptian Celebrity Satirist and Columnist, Baseem Youssef, Guest of Honor at Arab Cinema Week!

Nov. 19, 2016 (after screening of Tickling Giants)

Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian satirist and columnist and former cardiac surgeon, who hosted Al-Bernameg (The Show), a satirical news program, from 2011 to 2014. The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career. In 2013, he was named one of the "100 most influential people in the world" by Time magazine. Youssef's current project is The Democracy Handbook.