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  1. ‘Tickling Giants’: The Story of the Meteoric Rise of Egypt’s Jon Stewart […]Occasional Daily Show guest and one-time member of the Time 100 Influential Persons of the Year Bassem Youssef is more than just a late night […]
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    Egypt Bans ‘Zionist Film’ Exodus So did Morocco.
  3. Egyptian TV Station Pulls Episode of Bassem Youssef’s Satirical Show ‘El […]An episode of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef’s political satire show El Bernameg (The Program) was pulled last week because the show […]
  4. Watch Jon Stewart’s Appearance on Egypt’s ‘The Daily Show’ Two weeks after Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for the summer to direct his first movie in the Middle East, he turned up on the Egyptian […]
  5. Jon Stewart Appears on the Egyptian Version of ‘The Daily Show’On hiatus from The Daily Show to direct his first movie, Jon Stewart dropped by the set of Egypt’s equivalent to The Daily Show to tape an […]
  6. Watch Jon Stewart Talk to Bassem Youssef, the Jon Stewart of Egypt Bassem Youssef, who hosts a satirical news show in Egypt akin to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, payed Jon Stewart a visit last night. Being […]
  7. Egypt’s Ancient Comedy HistoryHave you heard the one about the bored Pharoah? It’s literally one of the oldest jokes in the book, or the papyrus scroll in this case. It […]
  8. The Humor of the Egyptian RevolutionOver at The Atlantic, Anna Louie Sussman looked at the role that humor played in the recent (and ongoing) Egyptian revolution. It’s […]
  9. Making Jokes About EgyptIt can’t be easy to write comedy about the stuff that happens around the world. If the President, whose job it is to have opinions about these […]
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    On Closer Inspection, Mysterious Van Gogh Painting Still MissingAnd might be forged in the first place.