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'Jon Stewart of Egypt' Calls It Quits

Bassem Youssef says 'harassment' led to final decision

(Newser) - Looks like Bassem Youssef's reign as the "Egypt's Jon Stewart" is kaput. The popular TV personality and comedian said today in Cairo that he's ending the show—and won't be coming back this time, the Washington Post reports. He divulged little, but referred to "... More »

Egypt’s 'Jon Stewart' Pulled Off the Air

Bassem Youssef again runs afoul of the government

(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... More »

US Embassy in Cairo Scrubs Daily Show Tweet

Link to Stewart monologue prompted feud with Egypt

(Newser) - Egyptian officials weren't happy with a recent tweet from the US embassy in Cairo—so the embassy pulled its Twitter feed, at least initially. The tweet in question: A link to Jon Stewart's recent monologue defending Bassem Youssef, the so-called "Jon Stewart of Egypt," in which... More »

Jon Stewart Sticks Up for 'Jon Stewart of Egypt'

Daily Show devotes segment to calling for Bassem Yousef's freedom

(Newser) - Jon Stewart devoted the Daily Show 's lead-off segment last night to the plight of the man who's been called " Egypt's Jon Stewart ." While Stewart never mentioned that moniker, he did say he was good friends with Bassem Youssef, and noted the similarities between them.... More »

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Charged in Cairo

Bassem Youssef one of 5 activists accused of instigating violence

(Newser) - Egyptian authorities today questioned a TV comic known as the nation's Jon Stewart and released him on $2,200 bail, Al Jazeera reports. Charged with insulting Islam and President Morsi, Bassem Youssef turned himself in amid waves of political unrest that have deeply divided Egypt. Youssef, the most popular... More »

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