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Bassem Youssef (2015)

Bassem Raafat Muhammad Youssef is a former Egyptian cardiac surgeon, satirist and columnist, who hosted Al-Bernameg, a satirical news program. 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.

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About the Bassem Youssef Interview

I'm a heart surgeon turned satirist, who started from a simple series of 5 minute YouTube videos which then progressed into the biggest live political satire show in the Middle East. I'm the subject of a new documentary directed by a senior producer at The Daily Show, Tickling Giants, and you can learn more and watch the trailer here.

I'm here at reddit HQ in New York City with Victoria to do my AMA today.

https://twitter.com/DrBassemYoussef/status/569548789452836865

retweet: https://twitter.com/reddit_AMA/status/569548681998938112

Edit: I would love to meet you guys again on reddit. You have been incredible at supporting, and I had some fears that no one would show up, but I was pleasantly surprised. I would like to give out a special thanks to the amazing Victoria, who has been writing my answers at warp speed. I have never seen anybody type that fast, and that efficiently. This is amazing, and I just want to keep on talking so Victoria will continue writing, and I will be amazed about how fast she is, and I have to stop right now or else she will get some kind of carpal tunnel injury.

Thank you guys for a wonderful time, and please go to the website, and support the movie. Any amount helps.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tickling-giants--2/

Bassem Youssef Feb 22, 2015