Comedian Scott Aukerman on writing jokes for Barack Obama (and Justin Bieber)

He is one of the key comedic brains behind Between Two Ferns and Comedy Bang Bang. We caught up for a coffee to talk about comedy economics, how podcasting has really changed the game and, yes, how to do comedy with the President of the United States and the Canadian God Prince Justin Bieber. If you are keenly interested here is the full raw 20 min interview with Scott

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Edited by Marc Fennell

Bassem Youssef: The Jon Stewart of Egypt

"People were calling for my death while I was writing jokes" Meet Egypt's answer to Jon Stewart

Bassem Youssef interview - The Feed

Sharp-witted, dreamy eyes, badass, makes fun of host's tech geekery. What's not to like?Star of the B+ Bassem Youssef Show, aka 'Egypt's Jon Stewart' tells Marc Fennell (That Movie Guy) about making the show that got him exiled during the Arab Spring. #TheFeedSBS

Posted by SBS 2 on Monday, November 9, 2015

Bassem Youssef has long been called ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart”. The heart surgeon-turned-comedian has racked up millions of YouTube hits and his seditiously funny TV show Albernameg ridiculed politicians in a land where, well, they don’t often ridicule politicians.

He was drummed out of his show, declared a national security threat and now he lives in exile.


Marc Fennell sits down with Bassem to find out exactly how government pressure works in a nation like Egypt and whether comedy really does have the power to change minds and topple tyrants.