This week, you can get a double dose of Dr. Bassem Youssef, often referred to as the Jon Stewart of Egypt, here in LA.

On Wednesday, April 5th 7:30PM at The Vista, Cinefamily will be presenting an off-site screening of the documentary Tickling Giants by Sara Taksler that follows Youssef’s time as a popular satirist in a turbulent Egypt. Taksler, Youssef, and Larry Wilmore will be in person doing a Q&A following the screening.

On Thursday, April 6th at 8PM at the Freud Playhouse will be having an Evening with Bassem Youssef, brought to you by Book Soup, that will discuss his book Revolution For Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring

Tickets for the screening of Tickling Giants are $14 and $15-$38 for the ‘Evening with’ and you can (and really should) get them here and here respectively.

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