Tickling Giants

Rated NR 111 minutes 2016

Following the Arab Spring and in need of a laugh, Dr. Bassem Youssef left his career as a heart surgeon in Cairo to try his hand at comedy. Youssef incorporated his observations from Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" into "Al Bernameg," the first political satire show in Egypt. Thirty million viewers watched each episode.

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Official Site: ticklinggiants.com

Director: Sara Taksler

Writer: Sara Taksler

Producer: Maziar Bahari, Monica Hampton and Sara Taksler

Cast: Bassem Youssef and Jon Stewart

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