Satirist revolutionises comedy in Egypt

Bassem Youssef has become hugely popular as political satire gets sharper in post-revolution Egypt.

    Since the revolution Egyptian political satire has developed a sharper edge.
     
    Political satirist Bassem Youssef has become a household name with his take on post-revolution debates, debacles and disasters.

    He even has more than 50 million YouTube hits for his show ‘El Bernameg,’ or ‘The Programme’.
     
    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo and spoke to the man behind Egypt's so-called 'comedy revolution'.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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