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This video was uploaded to YouTube by Bassem Youssef’s program, "البرنامج" ("Al Bernameg"), which literally means “the program.” Jon Stewart’s appearance on the show wasn’t the first time the two of them met. If you’re hungry for more Stewart-Youssef fun (which of course you are), check out Bassem’s "Daily Show" interview from June 2012, and watch the full version of this interview on YouTube (the first seven minutes are pretty silly). "Al Bernameg" was dropped by its network in late 2013 because Youssef “upset Egyptian sensibilities by attacking ‘symbols of the state.’” Thankfully, he found a new network, and the show started back up again in February 2014.

Side note: As someone who has lived in and loves Cairo, I second Stewart’s call for more traffic lights!

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