Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, cardiac surgeon Bassem Youssef was the host of popular TV show Al Bernameg - the first political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show on YouTube, Al Bernameg became the first online-to-TV conversion in the Middle East and the most-watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week, and over a million subscribers to its YouTube channel.
In recognition of his success, Youssef was named among the Time Magazine most influential list for 2013 - under the "Pioneers” category, was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ, and was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the global thinkers during the same year.
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In 2016, Yunus Aktas visits Toomler in Amsterdam for the first time with the idea of trying out stand-up comedy. That turns out to be a success, he becomes a member of the Comedytrain. Nowadays he performs regularly and knows how to get the audience on board with his everyday, but absurd anecdotes.