Bassem Youssef: The Joke Is Mightier Than The Sword

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 8:00pm
Royce Hall 340 Royce Dr Los Angeles, CA, CA 90065 Map and directions

Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon when he became the creator and host of popular TV show Al-Bernameg— the first political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show shot from Youssef’s laundry room and posted on YouTube days after protests in Tahrir Square unseated Egypt’s ruling elite, Al-Bernameg became the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week.  

Event Info
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8 PM

Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4401

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Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary performing arts in all disciplines – dance, music, spoken word and theater as well as emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms created by today’s leading artists.