Jon Stewart on Al-Bernameg with His Egyptian Counterpart Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef is a former Egyptian cardiac surgeon, satirist and columnist, who hosted Al-Bernameg (The Program), a satirical news program from 2011 to 2014. The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career. In 2013, he was named one of the "100 most influential people in the world" by Time magazine.

From Al-Bernameg (The Program)


Jon Stewart's Original Crossfire Appearance

Jon Stewart's original appearance on CNN's Crossfire on Oct. 15, 2004, to promote his book America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction. He quickly turned the tables on hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson and grilled them instead. He accused the hosts of “hurting America” by “encouraging divisiveness” and said that he made an effort to come on the show and tell them that.

CNN President Jonathan Klein cited Stewart’s appearance and criticism when Crossfire got canceled a year later and said that he “agree[s] wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart’s overall premise.”


Daily Show: P. J. O'Rourke

P. J. O'Rourke breaks down Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations for Jon.

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


Daily Show: Tortured Logic

John Oliver remembers all the words that have lost their meaning in the war on terror.

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


Daily Show: Trendspotting with John Oliver

In a special Political Trendspotting, John Oliver takes over for Demetri Martin.

John looks into the youth culture focused CNN, YouTube hosted democratic debate from July 23rd, 2007.