It is heart-warming and inspiring to see the evidently deep friendship between satirists Jon Stewart and Bassem Youssef, two popular comedians in their respective nations who have a finger on the pulse, not only of their own culture but global culture.
Bassem Youssef of course was inspired by Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and he shared this in a toast to Stewart at the TIME 100 Gala:
Jon Stewart also wrote in praise of Bassem Youssef for TIME’s 100 most influential people, (Bassem is #39). One hopes that the establishment in Egypt that has it out for Bassem Youssef gets the message: you just look plain silly trying to repress someone like Bassem Youssef.
All I have to say to Bassem and Jon is get a room! (h/t: Heinz Catsup)