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How a Heart Surgeon Named Bassem Youssef Became the Jon Stewart of Egypt

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This week on Back To School, political comedian Bassem Youssef talks to us about the Egyptian Revolution, why it's important to make fun of your leaders, and how veganism can cure all kinds of diseases, but it can't fix baldness.

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