The Interview

Bassem Youssef, Egyptian satirist

Every Friday night, at 11pm sharp, 30 million Egyptians drop whatever they are doing and, in their homes or in packed cafes, watch “El Bernameg”, a satirical show that has bulldozed powerful men in Egypt. Douglas Herbert talks to Bassem Youssef, the anchor of the programme and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.