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Egypt’s Jon Stewart getting laughs amidst turmoil

December 21st, 2012
01:34 PM ET

By Samuel Burke and Claire Calzonetti, CNN

For years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has been one of the most influential shows on American television.

Similar programs have popped up all over the globe, and now it’s Egypt’s turn.

Bassem Youssef is the host of "Al Bernameg,” (“The Program”), and you don’t have to speak Arabic to see the similarities between Stewart and Yousef. Their studios and even their mannerisms look the same.

A trained heart surgeon, Youssef started the satirical show from his apartment and posted his work on YouTube. It became so popular that a major Egyptian channel picked it up.

Youssef is not scared to take on anybody, even Egypt`s new president, Mohamed Morsy, whom Youssef dubbed “SuperMorsi” in a recent program.  FULL POST


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