VIDEO: Jon Stewart defends Bassem Youssef, the 'Egyptian Jon Stewart'
Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian political satirist.
Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian political satirist. He hosts a television show that mocks the Egyptian president on a regular basis. Basically, he's the Egyptian Jon Stewart. Youssef was arrested on charges of insulting President Mohammed Morsi and insulting Islam. On Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart dedicated 10 minutes to defending his friend and colleague.