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….