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Bassem Youssef on the Power of Satire for Social Change

The "Jon Stewart of Egypt" discusses his influential rise to fame and the dangers of doing political comedy under an authoritarian regime

AOL Build Speaker Series - Bassem Youssef, 'The Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef' Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Larry Wilmore unpacks some of the complexities of celebrating the Fourth of July in the black community (1:00). He also touches on the increasing difference between "the right" and "the left" on the issue of immigration and prosperity (7:00), before sitting down with Bassem Youssef (often referred to as "the Jon Stewart of Egypt") to discuss his influential rise to fame through satire and the dangers of doing political comedy under an authoritarian regime (13:00).