Egypt’s Bassem Youssef to ‘Uncover the Fifty Shades of Democracy’ in American Satirical Series

Egypt’s Bassem Youssef to ‘Uncover the Fifty Shades of Democracy’ in American Satirical Series


Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef is set to host a digital series documenting the former surgeon’s travels around the United States to learn “the lessons of democracy.”

The 10-episode series, titled The Democracy Handbook, will air this spring on media network Fusion’s digital platform, F-Comedy. Each 5-minute episode will tackle a different topic, from the presidential elections to immigration, in what Youssef described as a journey to “uncover the fifty shades of democracy.”

“Discussing, exposing and satirizing the political scene here in the States is something I am very excited about and hopefully I will be able to get Fusion in trouble along the way! Between issues like guns, white supremacist militias and Donald Trump, I am certain we won’t be lacking in any material,” Youssef said.

Since his abrupt departure from Egypt’s small screen in 2014, Youssef has embarked on a number of high-profile ventures. In addition to being selected as a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics and hosting the International Emmy Awards, Youssef has also been working on Tickling Giants, a biopic of his life and career as a political satirist, which is due to be released this year.

Despite numerous offers from international channels and networks, Youssef maintained that he would not bring back his popular show, El Bernameg, saying that the show “belongs to Egypt.”

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