Bassem Youssef: "The Joke is Mightier than the Sword"
In Partnership with the Middle East Center
Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of popular TV show AlBernameg — which was the first-of-its-kind political satire show in the Middle East. Throughout its three seasons, AlBernameg became the most popular television show in Egypt’s history, with an average of 30 million viewers every week. Currently living in the U.S., Youssef was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, under the “Pioneers” category, and continues to challenge power with one of the most powerful weapons: humor.
In his live one-man-show “The Joke is Mightier Than the Sword,” Bassem will share his wry observations on his own story, the current state of American politics, and how propaganda lays the foundation for dictatorial regimes.
Single Tickets on sale July 31 at 10AM. Multi-show discount packages available. Click the buy tickets link then select your package size.
VIP $100 – includes meet and greet + signed book
Tickets start at $25
Youth 18 and under $10
U of U students $5 (purchase at box office w/ U ID)
Non-U students $10 (purchase at box office w/ school ID)
U staff/faculty save 10% (purchase at box office w/ U ID)
*Ticket prices subject to change
Ticket delivery options (select at check-out): Easiest: Order online and print your tickets at home. It’s easy, free, and you won’t have to wait in line.
Pick up at will call: free
Have them mailed: $4 fee
Children under 6 are not admitted. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. No lap sitting allowed.