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'Tickling Giants' Is The Powerful Story Of "The Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem Youssef

Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef is the subject of a new documentary by 'The Daily Show' senior producer, Sara Taksler.

For Bassem Youssef, satire is the weapon. In 2011, shortly after the start of the Egyptian Revolution, Youssef, then a heart surgeon in Cairo, was treating injured protesters in Tahrir Square. It was during this time that he and a friend started a YouTube show modeled after Jon Stewart's Daily Show.

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah On Boko Haram In the Media: "Africa Is The Vegas of Islamic Terror: What Happens In Africa Stays In Africa”

South African comedian Trevor Noah reports on Boko Haram and Baga in the media in a brilliant segment on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.'