Bassem Raafat Muhammad Youssef, Born 22 March 1974 is an Egyptian comedian,
Writer, producer, physician, media critic,
and television host, who hosted Al-Bernameg (The Show),
A satirical news program, from 2011 to 2014.
The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart,
whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career.
In 2013, he was named one of the "100 most influential people in the world"
by Time magazine.
Youssef's current projects are Tickling Giants,
The Democracy Handbook, and "Revolution For Dummies.
Bassem Youssef graduated from Cairo University's Faculty of Medicine, Mmajoring in cardiothoracic surgery, in 1998.
He passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination and has been a member of the
Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) since February 2007.
He also received training in cardiac and lung transplantation in Germany, after which he spent a year and a half in the US working for a company
that produces medical equipment related to cardiothoracic surgery.
In January 2011, Youssef assisted the wounded in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution.
Last Modified: 23 November 2017 10:34 PM