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Bassem Youssef airs first direct criticism of Sisi

Bassem Youssef airs first direct criticism of Sisi

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Controversial Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has put forward the strongest criticism yet of the military-backed interim authorities since the return of his popular show, Albernameg, three weeks ago, directly and explicitly stating his...
Egypt’s top satirist prepares return

Egypt’s top satirist prepares return

Cairo, AP—Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s most popular satirist who is often compared to US comedian Jon Stewart, says his team is preparing to bring back their widely viewed television show poking fun at politics in a country still beset by turmoil following a July...
Opinion: Jon Stewart for Luxor governor

Opinion: Jon Stewart for Luxor governor

Comedy can predict the future and be bitterly critical. On the same day Jon Stewart, the US satirist and TV host, told us on Bassem Youssef’s Albernameg television show that Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has appointed him as the governor of Luxor and that he...