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Egypt's Jon Stewart hosts the real Jon Stewart

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 00:43

June 22 - Jon Stewart appears on a TV show hosted by the man known as ''Egypt's Jon Stewart,'' who has faced investigation for insulting Egypt's president and Islam. Rough cut (no reporter narration.)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION The American "Daily Show" satirist Jon Stewart appeared on Egyptian TV on Friday, hosted by the man known as ''Egypt's Jon Stewart.'' Host Bassem Youssef has been in hot water in recent months, facing investigation for insulting the president and Islam. Stewart came on Youssef's show known as 'The Programme' - El Bernameg in Egyptian Arabic - and praised Youssef for taking risks. He also poked fun at Egypt's ruling Islamists and others during the show. Youssef is a former cardiologist whose online comedy clips inspired by Stewart's show won him wild popularity leading to a prime-time TV slot after the 2011 uprising that ended the 30 year rule of Hosni Mubarak. The host paid tribute to his guest as a personal inspiration and the pair traded gags over Stewart's impressions of his visit to Cairo. Youssef was released on bail after being questioned in March over allegedly insulting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The channel he appears on was also threatened with losing its licence as a result of his show.

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Egypt's Jon Stewart hosts the real Jon Stewart

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 00:43