Jon Stewart On Bassem Youssef’s ‘Al Bernameg’ In Egypt: (VIDEO)


With Jon Stewart in the Middle East to direct the film "Rosewater," it was the perfect time for him to stop by the show helmed by his friend – and Egyptian counterpart – Bassem Youssef.

Stewart was brought out on Youssef's "Al Bernameg" – "The Program" – on Friday with a black shroud over his head, surprising the studio audience. The 20-minute clip of his appearance above is in both Arabic and English, with the bulk of Stewart's interview in English (starting around 2:30).

Stewart is on hiatus from "The Daily Show" until September, having left Senior British Correspondent John Oliver to host the show in his absence.

Youssef has previously been a guest on "The Daily Show" twice, most recently in April of this year to discuss his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam and Egypt's President Morsi on his program. He also sat down with HuffPost Live during the same trip to the U.S. and joked that he wished he could be arrested everyday. "They gave me free publicity. I should actually split the profit."

Posted: 06/22/2013 3:25 pm EDT


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