Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef

In English: Tuesday, September 20 (Sold out) 
In Arabic: Wednesday, September 21 

September 20 & 21, 2016 . 8PM
Bassem Youssef
Photo by Coucla Refaat
Special Announcement: 

Tuesday, September 20 will be the ENGLISH event

Wednesday, Sept. 21 will be the ARABIC event

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In English: Tuesday, September 20 (Sold Out) 

Known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, Bassem Youssef has become an icon of free speech in the Middle East. His wildly popular political-satire TV show AlBernameg remained controversial through its humorous yet bold criticism of the ruling powers, which lead to a barrage of lawsuits being filed against the show and its host, and a warrant being issued for Youssef's arrest. He ultimately canceled the show in 2014 rather than have it be subjected to censorship. In this English-language presentation, Youssef talks about democracy and how comedy and satire have become important forms of free expression and catalysts for change.


In Arabic: Wednesday, September 21 (Tickets are Still Available) 

معروف بجون ستيوارت العالم العربي، اصبح باسم يوسف ايقونة حرية الكلام في الشرق الاوسط. أمسى برنامجة الساخر للسياسية الواسع الانتشار" البرنامج" البرنامج الاكثر مشاهدة في المنطقة قام باسم بالغاء البرنامج في عام 2014 بدل من اخضاعه الى الرقابة. انضموا الى باسم و أستاذة جامعة مريلاندة الركتورة سحر خميس لحوار بالعربية حول سياسة الشرق الاوسط والامريكية المعاصر وكيف اصبحت الكوميديا و السخرية طرقاُ مهمة للتغير.