Latest season of satirical show with same format as US Saturday Night Live had just ended Egypt has banned broadcasts of a homegrown version of the US satirical television show Saturday Night Live for
To the editor: Steve Almond’s encouragement that we face our national predicament with courage and action, not clever barbs, is important. This is not a time to wander off giggling and pointing while burns.
It was only a matter of time, and that time is now: Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” has officially caught up to Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” in TV ratings. As a matter of fact, last week, the CBS late-night
The 15th annual New York Comedy Festival, which starts Monday, features a dense lineup of improv, sketch and stand-ups of varying levels of fame. At sites large and small throughout the city, you’ll find
It’s the day after the Helsinki summit and two days after the final game of the World Cup when I talk to Bassem Youssef on the phone. So it seems natural to ask him about both. About the strange events
Bassem Youssef knows what it feels like to be a true outsider. A doctor entering the world of comedy in Egypt after the Arab Spring, a satirist who became a global star while also dealing with severe from
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a second term in office last week, which came as a surprise to no one. For one thing, he didn’t have much competition: His only opponent even said he planned