Why Taking Over the 'Daily Show' Would Be Hard, Even for 'Egypt's Jon Stewart'

March 15, 2015 7:25 PM

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Why Taking Over the 'Daily Show' Would Be Hard, Even for 'Egypt's Jon Stewart'

He’s the megastar you might not have heard of: Bassem Youssef is known as “The Jon Stewart of Egypt,” a wildly popular Egyptian political satirist.

Youssef was the face of the groundbreaking show “Al Bernameg,” averaging an audience of 40 million viewers each week and becoming the most-watched show in the history of Egyptian TV.

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