“The Egyptian Jon Stewart” spoke to Apt613 about Al Bernameg – the most popular political satire show in the Middle East – and how satire can be used as a tool to enact change.
This week on the show, we’re talking with political cartoonist and University of Ottawa professor Omid Milani. We talk about the new documentary Tickling Giants (playing June 7th at the ByTowne Cinema, a presentation of One World Film Festival) and about the importance of satire in defending freedoms.
Known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem Youssef started his own Daily Show-style YouTube show, which he filmed from his basement laundry room. It became very popular, very quickly. This Wednesday June 7, ByTowne Cinema will screen Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Al Bernameg – the most popular political satire show in the Middle East.