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Bassem Youssef

Flynn Center presents

Bassem Youssef The Joke is Mightier than the Sword

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  • Friday, January 25, 2019, 8:00 PM

$15-$45

“Bassem Youssef is my hero.” —Jon Stewart

Bassem Youssef, dubbed “the Jon Stewart of the Arab World,” was the host of popular TV show AlBernameg, the first of its kind political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a five-minute show on YouTube, AlBernameg became the first online-to-TV conversion in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region, with 30 million viewers every week, before having to flee Egypt to avoid arrest. The 2017 documentary about Youssef, Tickling Giants, received near-universal praise and was called “an ebullient ode to freedom” by Variety. At the Flynn, Youssef brings his signature biting political satire in standup format.

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.

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Programming is supported by the Flynn endowment, Andrea’s Legacy Fund, and Everybody Belongs Fund.

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