Day: March 17, 2014

Nick Griffin’s 10th appearance on Late Show with David Letterman

Nick Griffin returned to Late Show with David Letterman for another stand-up set on Friday’s show — his 10th appearance on the program! That’s a long-term relationship. Sort of. Probably a healthier one than the relationships Griffin talks about in this set. Even his. “Lesson learned,” he said. “I also thought I loved Def Leppard at one point in my life!” At least now, as a single man, Griffin doesn’t have anyone telling him what to do. Roll the...

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60 Minutes profiles Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s political satirist

America has Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Egypt has Dr. Bassem Youssef. Big difference. Especially since the latter nation doesn’t have as much of a sense of humor about political satire, or satire, or jokes of any kind, for that matter. Sunday’s 60 Minutes profiled Youssef, calling him “The Jon Stewart of Egypt.” His success began, as many success stories do in comedy in this decade, via YouTube. Youssef received the offer to host this weekly satirical TV series in Egypt — as well as a job in Cleveland, Ohio, as a heart surgeon. He chose...

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