I am Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of the Middle East!" Tickling Giants, the new movie about me, is out today on iTunes. AMA!
At the start of the Arab Spring in Egypt, I decided to leave my job as a heart surgeon to become a late-night comedian. We wanted to find a creative, non-violent way to protect free speech and fight a president who abused his power.
I am the subject of Tickling Giants (100% on RT!), a new documentary directed by a senior producer at The Daily Show. You can buy the movie on iTunes starting today! (It's un-rated by the MPAA, just like this AMA.)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Byoussef
- Movie site: http://TicklingGiants.com
- Buy on iTunes: http://apple.co/TicklingGiants
- Trailer: http://ticklinggiants.com/post/150357473505/trailer
I also wrote a book - Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring
You'll laugh, you'll cry, and I'll make 20 cents.
I'm being helped with typing by a kind gentleman at an English-only computer, so questions in Arabic are okay, but things will move faster if we keep things to English.
Edit: Thanks for a wonderful AMA everyone! Sorry I couldn't get to all of you. It was a blast! Please check out Tickling Giants.