For many, Comedy Central's The Daily Show really ended long before Trevor Noah took over last year, when Jon Stewart left the program.
The Daily Show host was single-handedly responsible for boosting the careers of many who got their start on the show, who would later have their own major shows and/or become much bigger names, such as Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Larry Willmore, and Bassem Youssef who made an appearance last week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to announce his new show Democracy Handbook for the Fusion network.
Yes, Daily Show fans will remember Bassem Youseff from when Jon Stewart first responded to the comparison made between him and Bassem, when he was being referred to as Egypt's "Jon Stewart," by bringing Bassem on as a guest back in 2012.
Over time, Jon Stewart would also bring him back on The Daily Show to do bits about the oppressive Egyptian government, and from that point on, they developed a strong relationship, until their bond and potentially Bassem's life would be threatened by the Egyptian government's new dictatorship under President Mohammed Morsi.
The satirical program was called Al-Bernameg and ran from 2011 until 2014, with a similar format that The Daily Show made famous.
If this were not enough, Morsi would also be overthrown by his own Defense Minister, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, causing Bassem to completely shut down his show, in reality fearing for his life.
There have been raids throughout Egypt since he's been in office, arresting many more, and some protesters have even been killed, such as in an article The Inquisitr published on International Woman's Day.