Presented by The Program in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University
April 27, 2018
Venue Matthews Theatre
BASSEM YOUSSEF, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of the popular TV show AlBernameg - which was the first of its kind, political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show on YouTube, AlBernameg became the first online to TV conversion in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week.
AlBernameg received wide acclaim around the world with coverage in some of the biggest media outlets. In June 2013, Youssef hosted Jon Stewart on AlBernameg in Cairo marking the second season’s peak.
Bassem was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people in 2013. He was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ and was chosen as one of 2013’s “Leading Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy Magazine. Youssef’s most recent projects include Democracy Handbook; a ten-part series exploring topics of democracy, the launch of his new book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring in March of 2017 and the release of Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Bassem Youssef directed by Sara Taksler, in April of 2016.
Tickets are general admission and are free but must be reserved. Limit 4 tickets.