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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (111 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Gravitas Ventures LLC, 2016.

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Originally produced by Gravitas Ventures LLC in 2016.
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Dr. Bassem Youssef made a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare - he left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed "The Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem creates the most viewed television program in the Middle East. He has 30 million viewers per episode, compared to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's 2 million viewers. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem comes up with creative ways to non-violently challenge abuses of power. He endures physical threats, protests, and legal action - all because of his politically charged jokes. No unicorns or falafel were harmed in the making of this film.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Youssef, Bassem.
Television talk shows > Political aspects > Egypt.
Television comedies > Egypt > Influence.
Television and politics > Egypt.
Egypt > Politics and government > Humor.
Genre: Documentary films.

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