Tickling Giants: Everything You Need to Know About Bassem Youssef’s Documentary Film

Tickling Giants: Everything You Need to Know About Bassem Youssef’s Documentary Film

  Our favorite Egyptian funnyman Bassem Youssef is back at it again with a new documentary film, Tickling Giants. The film follows the lives of Youssef and his team from Al Bernameg, and tells the story of how they endured physical threats, protests, and legal action; all because of jokes they’ve made. The film has […]

Bassem Youssef Just Slayed Youm7 Owner Khaled Salah on Twitter and It’s So Freakin’ Ugly

Bassem Youssef Just Slayed Youm7 Owner Khaled Salah on Twitter and It’s So Freakin’ Ugly

Katrina ElGahsh

So the world is literally losing its sh*t. First sugar disappears from the country, then Donald Trump wins the elections, then Youm7 owner Khaled Salah trends on Twitter like no other media man ever did, and it was ugly.   The Youm7 published an article two days ago calling Bassem Youssef, among others, “2aramel Hilary Clinton,” meaning Hilary […]

Bassem Youssef Is Launching a New Show in the U.S.

Bassem Youssef Is Launching a New Show in the U.S.

Love-him-or-hate-him Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef is set to debut a new 10-episode series in partnership with American cable network Fusion’s online arm, F-Digital. “I’m very worried that people will say the show has someone not American talking about American issues or back home people thinking ‘oh this joke was directed at us’,” Youssef told Mashable. “But I hope […]

Bassem Youssef Starts Hashtag افتكروهم# in Memory of Missing Detainees

Bassem Youssef Starts Hashtag افتكروهم# in Memory of Missing Detainees

With Jan. 25 just around the corner, the hashtag أنا_شاركت_في_ثورة_يناير# has gone viral and social media is flooding with memories of the revolution days, what it meant to them, how it felt to be part of it versus how it currently feels. Bassem Youssef, the man who never shies away from political debates, stepped it up a notch […]

11 Tamselaya We Will Never Get Tired of Watching

11 Tamselaya We Will Never Get Tired of Watching

  Every Egyptian understands how frustrating it is to watch a YouTube video. Buffering takes forever, streaming costs a fortune and you will probably end up throwing your phone at the wall. Last night, YouTube – time and lifesaver – introduced us to its newest feature that was literally a stab in the back of […]

Bassem Youssef’s Status About His Late Father Broke Our Hearts

Bassem Youssef’s Status About His Late Father Broke Our Hearts

Yesterday, Egyptian comedian and political satirist Bassem Youssef posted about his father’s recent passing with a moving post about illness, mercy and loss. The post quickly vent viral, a testament to the impact his beautiful words made on so many people.         I remember when I was young, my grandmother (my mom’s mother) […]

The Best Moments Of ‘Abla Fahita Live Men El Duplex’ Premiere

The Best Moments Of ‘Abla Fahita Live Men El Duplex’ Premiere

Weep for the Miss Piggy you once knew, for we have a diva who is going to be president one day. Our beloved, jeweled, weaved and happily-widowed puppet premiered her highly anticipated new television show last night. There has been a buzz for weeks speculating how naughty and inappropriate the show Abla Fahita Live Men […]

Bassem Youssef Tells America to F*ck Off on ‘The Daily Show’

Bassem Youssef Tells America to F*ck Off on ‘The Daily Show’

Following Bassem Youssef‘s recent announcement that he will be joining the Harvard Institute of Politics as a Resident Fellow in the Spring semester, we wondered what else he would be doing with his time in the U.S. Well, it seems he has paid a visit to long-time friend and muse, Jon Stewart. Youssef appeared as […]

What Is Bassem Youssef Doing At Harvard?

What Is Bassem Youssef Doing At Harvard?

Dr. Bassem Youssef, former heart surgeon, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013, host of Amreeka bel Araby and general rabble rouser on El Bernameg, is adding a new bullet point to his CV. After his hugely popular television show was terminated abruptly in the summer of 2014, everyone wondered […]

Egypt’s Most Watched YouTube Videos Of 2014

Egypt’s Most Watched YouTube Videos Of 2014

The numbers are in and it looks like the winners of Egyptian YouTube this year are superstar names, major brands and primetime TV. Here are the top 10 most watched videos on YouTube in 2014, according to Egypt Business Directory:     “Explore the Pyramids of Giza with Google Maps” – 12,264,000+ Views     […]