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CAP UCLA Presents Bassem Youssef: The Joke Is Mightier than the Sword, Jan. 18 at Royce Hall

Bassem Youssef
Bassem Youssef

CAP UCLA’s season continues with celebrated political satirist Bassem Youssef: The Joke Is Mightier than the Swordon Wednesday, January 18 at 8 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. 

Hailed as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem will appear two days before the U.S. Presidential Inauguration on J18, a day of democratic education and action to affirm the role of critical thinking and academic knowledge.Comedy Central’s  The Daily Show – An Egyptian Satirist in America – Bassem Youssef has received nearly a million views and Rolling Stone examined How ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’ Went From Public Enemy to TV Star.

January events also include:
  • David Sedaris: A Work In Progress – Sunday, Jan. 22 to Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Little Theater – SOLD OUT 
  • LACO 4: Storm Large Sings The Seven Deadly Sins – Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7p.m. at Royce Hall
  • Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars featuring SITI Company and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Royce Hall
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