Egypt’s 'Jon Stewart' Pulled Off the Air

Bassem Youssef again runs afoul of the government

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Nov 2, 2013 10:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – The controversial comedian dubbed Egypt’s Jon Stewart has been yanked off the air after getting a little too tongue and cheek with Egypt’s military. The private channel that broadcasts Bassem Youssef’s popular Daily Show-type satire show says the comedian failed to follow the channel’s “editorial guidelines.” But perhaps it comes as no surprise. Since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi this summer, Youssef has caused an uproar poking fun at Egypt’s interim government. Newsy reports:

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