Fusion has inked a production deal with Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef who will host a digital series titled “The Democracy Handbook” for the channel’s new digital platform, F-Comedy. Known as the…
Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-satirist Bassem Youssef left Egypt in 2014 after his megahit show El Bernameg ("The Program") on which he snarked at top pols of all stripes became too dangerous to…
Top Arab satcaster MBC on Tuesday vowed that Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef will be back on the air in Egypt “soon,” though not necessarily with his political satire show “Al-Bernameg” (The…
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Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program). According to…
Egypt's interim cabinet resigned Feb. 24 in a move expected to pave the way for the defense minister, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, to run for president, and also likely to set the stage for a…
Documentary filmmaker Les Blank, known for highly personal docus such as “Burden of Dreams” and “Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers,” died Sunday at his home in Berkeley, Calif., according to the New…
Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, is back on the air with his bite intact after being arrested and released on bail on charges of insulting the country's…
FremantleMedia North America has added Alex Demyanenko to the newly created post of senior veep of nonfiction development and programming. Demyanenko, a Shed Media alum, will oversee development and…
Diplomacy takes a rocky turn after U.S. embassy tweets link to 'Daily Show' segment that supports Egyptian comic Bassem Youssef.
Consistent with my habit of dispensing unsolicited advice, Jon, here is my response to your announcement that you plan to direct your first movie: Don't do it.
CBS, primetime's top-rated network, won't have many holes to fill this fall after renewing 18 of its series for the 2013-2014 season.