Pioneering Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef performs his English-language solo show, The Middle Beast. The former heart surgeon skyrocketed to public fame with his political satire Al Bernameg, the first of its kind in the Middle East. What started as a five-minute YouTube video became the most-watched TV series in the region — until a government crackdown sent Bassem into exile. From stages around the world, he continues to wield humor as a powerful force for change.