Bassem Raafat Mohamed Youssef is an Egyptian comedian, writer, producer, surgeon, physician, media critic, and television host. He hosted El-Bernameg (The Show).
A special feature of Kerning Cultures Network's newest podcast, al empire. Episode 4 features comedian Bassem Youssef. Bassem reflects on the moments that inspired him to leave behind 19 years in medicine for political satire, a show that was watched by 40 million people every week. Now, he tells us about what it’s like reinventing a career for himself in the US, and about the time long ago when he raised baby chicks. Support this podcast on patreon.com/kerningcultures for as little as $1 a month.
Comedian and political satirist Bassem Youssef joined DK on the Talk More Podcast before he hits the stage at Cobb's Comedy Club, Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. He told DK the three things he loves most about living in the US and the 3 things he dislikes most. They also found a way to talk about Costco, condoms and Keanu Reeves, of course
Bassem reflects on the moments that inspired him to leave behind 19 years in medicine for political satire, a show that was watched by 40 million people every week. Now, he tells us about what it’s like reinventing a career for himself in the US, and about the time long ago when he raised baby chicks. This episode was produced by Hebah Fisher and Dana Ballout, with editorial support by Alex Atack. Sound design by Mohamad Khreizat, and fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar. Original sting composed by Ramzi Bashour. al empire is a Kerning Cultures Network production. Search ‘Kerning Cultures Network’ to hear other podcasts like this one, and follow @kerningcultures on Instagram to stay in touch!
This week on Back To School, political comedian Bassem Youssef talks to us about the Egyptian Revolution, why it's important to make fun of your leaders, and how veganism can cure all kinds of diseases, but it can't fix baldness.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Mar 22nd, 1974
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
55
Podcast Count
40
Total Airtime
1 day, 14 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 567286