Dr. Bassem Youssef makes a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare... He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the most viewed television program in the Middle East. He has 30 million viewers per episode, compared to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s 2 million viewers. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem comes up with creative ways to non-violently challenge abuses of power. He endures physical threats, protests, and legal action - all because of jokes. No unicorns or falafel were harmed in the making of this film.

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4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings
52 Ratings

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  • Average 7.3/10
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Critics Consensus: Tickling Giants offers a powerful demonstration of how satire can influence government policy -- and a sobering warning regarding the double-edged effects of regime change.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful docu follows story of "Jon Stewart of Egypt."

Information

Studio
Sarkasmos Productions LLC
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Sarkasmos Productions LLC

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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