I am Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of the Middle East!" and I host a podcast called "Remade in America", presented by CAFE which is available for download now. Ask me anything!
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. (It's un-rated by the MPAA, just like this AMA.) I also have a new podcast show ("ReMade In America" presented by CAFE) which features interviews with prominent figures, immigrants and citizens alike. Building on the kinship of being strangers in a strange land, I am to tackle a variety of topics relevant to the American experience: including identity, divisiveness and belonging, and hopefully induce a few laughs along the way.
- Podcast: applepodcasts.com/bassem
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bassemyoussef
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Byoussef
- Movie site: http://TicklingGiants.com
THANK YOU EVERYONE! SIGNING OFF...UNTIL NEXT TIME!