Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of popular TV show AlBernameg - which was the first of its kind political satire show in the Middle East. AlBernameg became the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week. In recognition of his success, Youssef was named among the Time Magazine most influential list for 2013 - under the “Pioneers” category, was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ, and was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the global thinkers during the same year.
In June 2014, AlBernameg team held a press conference where Youssef announced the termination of the show due to overwhelming pressures on both the show and the airing channel. In this premier Town Hall event, Bassem Youssef introduces his new book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring and discusses the role of propaganda and satire in the making of the modern Middle East. In English with audience Q + A to follow.
ALL TICKET PURCHASES INCLUDE A SIGNED HARDCOVER BOOK.