Dr. Phillips Center Presents in Association with Live Nation

Bassem Youssef

The Middle Beast Tour
September 21, 2024 | Walt Disney Theater | 7 p.m.

Bassem Youssef

September 21, 2024 | Walt Disney Theater | 7 p.m.

In Bassem Youssef’s one-of-a-kind solo comedy performance, the audience is taken on a personal journey from his career as a heart surgeon in Egypt to finding himself in the middle of the Arab Spring and becoming the host of the largest political satire show in the history of the Arab World. His jokes earned him worldwide recognition as “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” but also got him arrested, interrogated, and ultimately prompted his escape to America just as the country was going through its very own identity crisis.

Bassem Youssef was the host of popular TV show Al Bernameg – the first political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show on YouTube, Al Bernameg became the first online-to-TV conversion in the Middle East and the most-watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week, and over a million subscribers to its YouTube channel.

In recognition of his success, Youssef was named among Time magazine’s most influential list for 2013, was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ and was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the global thinkers during the same year.

Youssef currently performs his one-man show, THE MIDDLE BEAST around the globe and the first title in Bassem’s children’s book series, The Magical Reality of Nadia, published in 2021 by Scholastic and is currently being developed as an animated series. Bassem can be seen in Mo (Netflix), Ramy (Hulu), Lioness (Paramount+) and upload (Amazon).

Bassem Youssef Post Show Meet and Greet - $150:

  • 1 Premium Reserved Ticket
  • 1 Post Show Meet and Greet

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