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Watch Jon Stewart’s Appearance on Egypt’s ‘The Daily Show’

Two weeks after Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for the summer to direct his first movie in the Middle East, he turned up on the Egyptian equivalent to The Daily Show on Friday. Here's his appearance in full on Al-Bernameg (The Program) with [...]

By Bradford Evans

Jon Stewart Appears on the Egyptian Version of ‘The Daily Show’

On hiatus from The Daily Show to direct his first movie, Jon Stewart dropped by the set of Egypt's equivalent to The Daily Show to tape an appearance that airs tonight. Called Al-Bernameg (The Program), the show is hosted by Bassem Youssef, [...]

By Bradford Evans

Egypt’s Ancient Comedy History

Have you heard the one about the bored Pharoah? It’s literally one of the oldest jokes in the book, or the papyrus scroll in this case. It goes:

By Laura Turner Garrison

The Humor of the Egyptian Revolution

Over at The Atlantic, Anna Louie Sussman looked at the role that humor played in the recent (and ongoing) Egyptian revolution. It's facinating!The longer Mubarak stayed, the more the jokes piled up, much like the growing mound of trash in the [...]

By Adam Frucci