In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare... He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, aThe Egyptian Jon Stewart,a 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 Stewartas 2 million viewers. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem comes up with creative, non-violent ways to challenge a president who abuses his power.

  • Documentary

Cast & Crew

  • SARA TAKSLERDirector

  • SARA TAKSLERProducer

  • FREDERIC ROSEProducer

  • MAZIAR BAHARIProducer

  • MONICA HAMPTONProducer

  • SARA TAKSLERWriter

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