Middle East

June 21, 2013

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart defends satire on Egyptian TV show whose host faces charges

Amid growing tension at the approach of the June 30 anniversary of Mohammed Morsi’s assumption of Egypt’s presidency, Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” appeared on Egyptian TV Friday night, drawing laughs in a funny yet very serious tribute to the importance of satire in a free state.

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