Motivational Quotes By Bassem Youssef

Egyptian comedy   has a very, very old tradition. Our theater and our movies are just, like,   amazing. And Egypt is kind of like the Hollywood of the Middle East. I mean,   we had cinema maybe decades before the other Arab countries ever got   independence.

I didn't invent   satire. I didn't come up with it. And it will continue to be a very powerful   tool to disrupt political taboos and social taboos and religious taboos,   because those taboos are always used to control and to curb people's way of   creativity and thinking, by making them feel guilty because they want to make   a change.

It's kinda me and   Jon Stewart have a pact together - so he's making me famous in the Western   world and I'm making him famous in Egypt!

I pity Americans   for their very bad fruits. Your 'mango' is cucumber. The only thing I really   miss about Egypt is mangoes.

The importance of   satire is bringing more people to the table. There are a lot of average   citizens who aren't interested in politics and would be more interested if   it's brought to them in a comedic, funny, satirical way.

This is the   conundrum of the present regimes in the Arab world. They still want to   control youth; they want to be in control as they did in the 1950s and '60s.   But that doesn't work anymore. Now with just a Wi-Fi link, you can understand   what's happening in the world.

What I hope to do   in the States is to break up this stereotyping of Muslims and Arabs. I mean,   we are basically the only sub-culture that is not represented in Hollywood.   And it's funny because everybody is talking about the Muslim world and the   Arab world, and we are not represented.