Jun 22, 2021
Comedians are not fixing the world, we are making fun of it.
Bassem Youssef was a successful heart surgeon in Egypt before
he left his career in medicine to become the Jon Stuart of the
His version of The Daily Show became one of the most
controversial shows in the history of television. He was arrested,
interrogated and had his life seriously threatened as can be seen
in the documentary about what he went through called Tickling
Giants. Bassem is one of the bravest comedians who ever lived in my
opinion and when his life was being threatened by every kind of
fanatic every day in Cairo he told me "I never feared for my life,
I would fear the reaction on Twitter.
If people tell you you are not funny, that is worse than a
"In the history of the world, people have always done
atrocities in the name of God, and they always give a justification
After leaving Egypt he started doing stand up in Boston and
now he is crushing audiences in Los Angeles. See him this weekend
June 25 & 26, 2021 @ The Brea Improv. I worked with Bassem
a few months ago and I howled with laughter at his excellently
written and crafted material.
His goal now is to have an hour special on Netflix as a
testimony that he could bounce back from what happened to him in
his home country.
The ability to reinvent yourself is an opportunity that most
people don't have.
Don't live in the past and don't listen to advice.
Make a new friend today and get to know your new favorite
comedian Bassem Youssef here on Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp!
You will become a smiley person just like Bassem after
listening to this episode.
Joy be upon you and happy summer time 2021!