Bassem and a fan pose for a selfie.

Bassem Youssef brings signature style to sold out performance

October 07, 2019

Segal Centre roared with laughter as Bassem Youssef performed to a sold out audience. In his first Vancouver appearance, the renowned satirist delivered his signature brand of biting political humour.

"You guys send troops to the Middle East, they come back with PTSD,” he quipped. “We live there."

The former heart surgeon rose to prominence as the host of Al-Bernameg, Egypt's first broadcast satirical news program. He frequently draws comparisons as the Arab world's Jon Stewart.

Youssef met with his fans after the show, at an intimate reception catered by Tayybeh.

See photos from the event below.