New York Comedy Festival announces first wave of comedians for 2022

On November 7th, the annual New York Comedy Festival is coming back. The festival was first started in 2004 by… MORE
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Jo Koy at Madison Square Garden headlines 2022 New York Comedy Festival lineup

Get ready to add Jo Koy to the list of stand-up comedians who’ve made it to the big time of headlining Madison Square Garden. Koy …

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Some highlights from Jon Stewart’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony

Earlier this year, Jon Stewart received the coveted Mark Twain Prize for Humor. The prestigious honor started in 1998 and… MORE
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CollegeHumor mocks Bassem Youssef for leaving heart surgery and Egypt for comedy in Hollywood

Bassem Youssef left a career as a heart surgeon to become a successful comedian in Egypt, with a talk show the likes of Jon Stewart’s the garnered tens of millions of viewers until he had to flee. So flee he did. To Hollywood. The kids at CollegeHumor have some questions about all of this. Roll […]

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Bassem Youssef and Larry Wilmore Are Developing a Family Superhero Comedy at ABC

Bassem Youssef and Larry Wilmore are teaming up for a new comedy at ABC. Variety reports that the network has put into development an untitled single-cam comedy written and executive produced by Youssef and Wilmore about a Middle Eastern American family with superpowers. Here’s the logline: The untitled series centers on the Sharif family, an ordinary […]

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Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler Take on Fragile Egos and Authoritarian Regimes in ‘Tickling Giants’

Bassem Youssef has been through a lot. If you aren’t familiar with Youssef, he’s often described as “The Jon Stewart of Egypt,” but that’s more of a convenient shorthand. Youssef created and spent three years hosting the enormously successful Egyptian television show Al Bernameg, a show whose title simply translates as The Show. Al Bernameg […]

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Samantha Bee Chats with Bassem Youssef About Comedy and Resistance Under Dictatorship

Here’s a clip from last night’s Full Frontal, where Samantha Bee heads to the bunker to chat with Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef — AKA “the Egyptian Samantha Bee,” according to Samantha Bee — about his experience hosting a satirical political news show that ultimately got him exiled from his country for mocking the dictators in […]

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