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Bassem Youssef: Why we should laugh at leaders | The Economist
Sperm-for-cash Egyptian comedy shocks and delights
Bassem Youssef: Why we should laugh at leaders | The Economist
2018-01-26 12:10:31 Bassem Youssef has been called “the Jon Stewart of the Middle East”. On the seventh anniversary of Egypt’s Arab Spring he talks to The Economist’s award-winning cartoonist, KAL, about political satire and what it means for democracy. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: Dr Bassem Yousef is a television comedian. He used satirical comedy to hold the authorities to account during the Egyptian revolution. Dr Bassem Yousef was a symbol of the promise of the Arab spring and of its ultimate failure. When demonstrations became in 2011, Dr Yousef quit his job as a heart surgeon to start a comedy show on YouTube   Read More ...
Sperm-for-cash Egyptian comedy shocks and delights
2017-03-22 19:36:08 Cairo: More than a month after it hit screens in Egypt, the romantic comedy Bashteri Ragel (I Buy a Man) has triggered more controversy than laughter in this conservative country. The film tells the story of Shams, a well-to-do banker in her mid-thirties, who wishes to be a mother but without entering into a conventional marriage — she has lost her trust in men after previous failed experiences   Read More ...