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Bassem Youssef, The 'Jon Stewart of the Middle East,' in London, New York, and Los Angeles

posted on: Apr 12, 2016


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Enigma Magazine, a leading English language Arab Lifestyle magazine based in Egypt and distributed around the Middle East and to the Arab community in London, in association with the London based events organization company Matar Ventures,  is bringing one of the Middle East’s most popular and controversial personalities, Bassem Youssef, to London, New York and Los Angeles for an exclusive performance and Q&A session in each city.

Enigma has become known for promoting the best of the Middle East to its regional and international audience, by featuring the region’s biggest celebrities, entrepreneurs, artists, fashion and interior designers, destinations, venues, rising stars and much more.  Thus Enigma’s upcoming events come in the form of “The Bassem Youssef Tour”, which will consist of an exclusive evening with Bassem Youssef, where for this first time he will speak openly about his amazing rise to fame and the controversy he faced afterwards. Guests will have the opportunity to find out the true story of all the challenges he faced and ask him questions in a candid Q&A session afterwards (Chatham House rules will apply).

Known as the “Jon Stewart of the Arab World”, Bassem Youssef is one of the most famous TV personalities in the Middle East. Youssef used social media to showcase his talent and give a voice to the millions of Egyptians who were fed up with the traditional media’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution. After 2011, he began hosting a new political satirical news program called Al-Bernameg (“The Show”) – which was the first of its kind in the region. Al-Bernameg made Youssef a household name in the Arab world and broke all TV rating records in the Middle East. It also led to Youssef being selected one of Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” in 2013. Moreover, last November Youssef made TV history by being the first Arab personality to host the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York. Youssef has a new TV show called “The Democracy Handbook” coming out soon on F-Comedy by Fusion Network, in addition to a feature-length documentary called “Tickling Giants” about his rapid rise to fame in the Middle East. The documentary premieres on April 14th at the Tribeca Film festival in New York and explores how comedy can fight oppression.

Bassem Youssef will be speaking live in NY at Florence Gould Hall On April 24th and in Los Angeles at the Crest Theater (West-Wood)  on April 26th

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