Egypt's "Jon Stewart" made fun of the corrupt government and was forced to flee


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/30/our-fascinating-evening-with-b.html


#2

This guy is awesome.


#3

I think i recall reading about this guy here at BB or elsewhere years ago. He and his crew are definitely brave for having done what they did for a number of years. It’s sad that the host had to flee to keep his safety but i definitely applaud him for his efforts.


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I don’t think Jon Stewart likes the “Jon Stewart of Egypt” comparison. He’s pretty quick to point out that he never took the kind of personal risks that Youssef has.


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Naturally. Jon Stewart is privileged to not have to fear that authorities might kill or hurt him, but he definitely made a name for himself for being a wickedly funny yet intelligent voice for political commentary and satire. In that aspect then the comparison is a good descriptor for Youssef for those that might not be familiar with him.


#6

Here is a good interview:


#7

Jon Stewart calls himself the “Bassem Youssef of America”


#8

They’re both epic.


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FWIW he did a series of ~7 minute shows on Fusion last year called “Democracy Handbook” they are pretty good.


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