“Stupid Is Stupid No Matter What Country You’re From” — Bassem Youssef

Source: Salon, April 2

Bassem Youssef, often referred to as “the Jon Stewart of Egypt,” became a hero to Egyptians during and after the Arab Spring swept his nation. In 2011, he began a YouTube satire show that went viral. His YouTube series led to a television contract for Al Bernameg (literally “The Show”), which became the most popular TV program in the nation, reaching 30 million viewers – 40 percent of the Egyptian public.

His new book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring, tells the story of the rise of his show and its political fallout….


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